Not only do my kids ( 2 and 3) fight, but they also fight with other kids and family members (children)Answer Question
Answer by gdiamante at 2:02 PM on May. 17, 2011
Answer by aw98223 at 2:11 PM on May. 17, 2011
Answer by mommy_of_2_0609 at 2:17 PM on May. 17, 2011
First, you need to plan a calm response in advance so you are ready (practice if staying calm doesn't come easy to you). Then, you need to follow through consistently. With my 3 1/2 year olds the plan is that there is some sort of consequence every time things get out of hand. For instance, if they get too rambunctious and it turns into a physical altercation, I say something like, "Oh, guys, it is sooooo sad that you decided to fight. Now you can go to your room until you are ready to be sweet." Other consequences might be missing out on a treat they love to eat (ice cream) or missing out on going somewhere they love to go (park). If it happened when we were out somewhere I'd leave with them immediately and let them sit in their room when we got home. If it happened with company over I'd remove them from the room where the fun was happening and make sure they know it's sad that they are missing it.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 2:23 PM on May. 17, 2011