Children between the ages of 6 and 10 have an intense need to
measure up at home and get positive feedback from their parents. Often conflict
arises because children feel they are competing with their siblings for this
attention. Be sensitive to these often subtle struggles between siblings. And
avoid comparing your children to each other.
If there is a war going on between the siblings in your house, don't
be discouraged. Dealing with this conflict often serves as a useful training
exercise in which siblings gain real-life experience in overcoming problems.
Like much of parenting, responding to sibling rivalry involves
walking a fine line. In this case, parents might allow siblings to work out
problems on their own, while also making sure one sibling is not taking
advantage of the other.
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