They Started It!
How to Help Your Kids Get Along Better

By Sacha Baveystock
December 2007
Pearson / Prentice Hall
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780273712640
180 pages, 5 3/8 x 8 1/2"
$35.00 Paper Original

Children and siblings will fight, and there's nothing you can do about it! Is this really true? Does it really help children to prepare for the trials of adulthood, or can it do lasting damage? As any parent of more than one child will tell you, competition, jealousy and constant fighting is often a reality.

For much of the time it's just playful, but it can be relentless, disruptive and damaging to family life. For some, unresolved childhood conflict can last well into adulthood. But how can parents find ways of keeping the peace, while allowing the natural differences between their children to flourish? This easy-to read and highly informative book helps parents to help their children live alongside each other.

Using a broad range of case studies and the real life experiences of both parents and children, readers will understand what it means to be a sibling and the easy-to-follow tips and practical advice will demonstrate how to make family life more manageable for everyone.

*How a new baby can impact children and family life
*Your child's place in the family and how it can affect their view of the world, their self confidence and their interaction with others
*Exploring jealousy and the 'hard done by' attitude
*Dealing with fighting, argumenst and squabbles firmly and fairly and what to do if things get out of hand
*Promoting and maintaining peace when you're not there to enforce it

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