Children who are close in age and are the same gender fight more than others.
When one child is highly active and emotionally intense, there’ll be more conflicts.
As parents, if you have inconsistent discipline and respond in a punishing instead of a teaching way, there’s gonna be trouble. You can’t treat all kids the same because they are unique people. Sit them down and explain that to them.
In middle childhood, from ages 6 to 10 or so, there’ll be closeness and conflict. They’ll fight less in late childhood when peer relationships take top priority.
Fighting peaks in early teens and then decline. If you intervene too much, they won’t learn how to resolve conflicts. They’re practicing on each other.
So, do the best you can to survive. Lay down the rules and stick to them! They’ll eventually grow up and forget these times. Don’t wear yourself out.
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