Sibling cooperation may seem like a distant dream, but it doesn’t have to be. Use these 9 tricks and techniques to help inspire a sibling love that will make everyone smile.
Encourage team work.
Use team building activities to have the kids compete with Mom. (Check out #4 over at Kids Activities Blog)
These simple backyard teamwork games will have your siblings working together and having a blast. (Linked from here… A Mom with A Lesson Plan)
Focus on the positive.
Use a Kindness Jar to visually show your kids that even small actions of kindness add up quickly. (Linked from Kids Activities Blog)
Make a Sibling Book to remind your little ones just how much fun they have with their brother or sister. (Linked from The Educators’ Spin On It)
Read kids books, shows, and movies that promote sibling love. (Stay away from those that make sibling relationships a constant battle.) (Linked from here… A Mom with A Lesson Plan)
Read this list of 10 Ways to be Kind to Younger Sibling, then help your kids come up with their own list. (Linked from Toddler Approved.)
Help your kids learn how to use words and problem solving strategies so they can confidently handle their own sibling issues. Let’s Make a Deal is a great way to teach kids how to negotiate a trade when sharing is just too hard. (Linked from Not Just Cute)
Conflict Resolution is another way to help kids learn the art of problem solving. (Linked from here… A Mom with A Lesson Plan)
For those of you getting ready for a brand new sibling stock up on some books about babies that will help make the transition feel less overwhelming. (Linked from No Time For Flash Cards)
How do you encourage sibling cooperation?