My kids fight in public, it just happens. I always hope it won’t, but it does. It’s humiliating and embarrassing and mortifying and I hate it. But it does happen.
I spend so much time talking to them about respecting others and behaving well in public that I think I almost take it as a personal insult when they argue or fight over something front of others. I feel like, what on Earth did I go through all that trouble for if now they behave like this? Ugh! I think it’s incredibly frustrating to me, and that therefore I overreact.
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Handling Sibling Conflicts in Public
A recent traumatic experience on a plane taught me a lesson about handling my own personal reactions to my kids’ public fights. I learned that NOT REACTING is probably better for me than trying to intervene and stop the fight. Watch here for my crazy incident in the skies and for what I learned.
Weigh in below: how do you handle brothers and sisters fighting in public? What are your strategies and tips?
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