Thursday, June 20, 2013
Making Your Children Get Along
Don't push a relationship between two children just because you're friends with the parents. This can be a recipe for disaster. If the friendship doesn't form on its own, then let it be. When it comes to playdates, two is the magic number. Once you start adding more children, especially before strong bonds are formed, it goes without saying that there are going to be problems. Nip this problem in the bud by keeping the gatherings intimate - as in your child and one other child. If your child has a disagreement with another child, talk to him or her about it. Do not encourage your child to get even or fight fire with fire. Always set a good example for your child. Treat your friends how you expect your children to treat their friends. Last but not least, stay out of it. Your children will learn to solve their own problems. While it's OK to give advice and guidance, don't do your child's bidding for him or her.