OK...so there was a post here recently which mentioned the common trouble of sibling fights. As I mentioned in my response, I have three boys, 9, 10, and 12, and they fight constantly. What I want to know, is what to do about it. I have tried so many things...three strikes before they get an early bedtime, sitting on their beds, losing privileges, etc. So many people have suggested to me that I should just let them beat each other up, I guess so that they would establish a pecking order, so to speak. The idea is that if they get put in their place by each other, they won't fight anymore. Has anyone ever tried this? Does it really work? I've been reluctant to try this since it really goes against my grain. I've always tried to discourage fighting rather than promote it, which is what this feels like. HELP!!!
on Jul. 6, 2007 at 4:03 PM