My kids constantly fight, and terrorize each other. They hit each other, throw stuff at each other, wrestle... You get the picture. Typical kid stuff.
Well, I've tried everything. Time outs, taking toys, throwing toys they argue over away...and nothing was working...
And then, I had a crazy idea.
I decided, no more mean mommy.
Instead, I would make them hold hands for a few minutes, then give each other a great big hug :)
They cry and fuss like I just beat them senseless, but - the fighting stopped! The screaming has stopped! They are actually getting along! (for now...)
My son doesn't want to catch my daughters "cooties" & the sheer terror on my daughters face to have to hug her brother was just enough punishment to calm both of them down.
And I warned them, the next time either of you scream, or fuss or fight, you'll have to do it again.
So far so good :)
This has been the best "punishment" yet!!
What do you ladies do to stop the fighting and bickering among your kids?
on Aug. 28, 2012 at 10:18 AM