Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Siblings Who Fight

Do your children fight?

Okay, stop laughing. I know, I know...

But how often do they fight? And to what extreme? What is "normal"? As a homeschooler, my children spend a lot of time together and get on each other's nerves. They sometimes enjoy pushing each other's buttons. It's SUPER aggravating. I just can't stand to listen to the bickering. But on some level I know that their bickering comes from their own aggravation, some of which is caused by me.

If your children are literally beating the crap out of each other, you might have a bigger problem. I don't think this is major news for anyone, but I've come across people who aren't alarmed at all when their kids physically fight. So maybe this is a wake up call to someone out there who doesn't have a grasp on "normal".

Sibling Aggression Linked to Poor Mental Health