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How do I get my kids to stop constantly arguing?

I have a 9 year old son and a 7 year old daughter and they constantly argue with eachother. I need to get a handle on this or this summer is gonna drive me crazy.

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Asked by nacoledawn at 2:13 PM on Jun. 20, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I would make them play thogether. Let them know if they can't get along that is what they get to do all summer. I would also take away their priviledges.

    Answer by bcauseimthemom at 2:15 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Well when you figure this out let me know. I need the answers too.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 2:15 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • I have a sister close in age with me and we fought horrible... my mom tried the 'make them play together' thing, but all that did was escalate the fighting because we couldn't stand each other. I would say seperate them somehow, give them each their own presonal space/things that the other one can impede on.

    Answer by Finkette at 2:17 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • They always want to play together, but then always find something to argue about. I told them if they didn't stop they would have to kiss eachother on the lips. It has at least worked for the past five min. LOL. BAH

    Comment by nacoledawn (original poster) at 2:18 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • I am 3 years older than my sister and we were always fighting. So much so that there were many times the neighbors were waiting in the yard for my mom when she got home from work. My sister had an "R" on her face until her 30s from a fight we had when I was 13 or so.

    Good luck on getting them to stop.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 2:20 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • water bottle. Get one. Squirt them every time they start arguing.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 8:37 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

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