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30 Minute Mom

30 Minute Mom – Fun With Brothers and Sisters! Why Siblings Fight and How to Help Them Get Along

According to studies, siblings between the ages of 3 and 7 clash 3.5 time each hour. Nothing can be more painful for a parent than to watch her kids, usually playmates, taunt and threaten each other – maybe even come to blows – out of nowhere. It’s frustrating to try to figure out who started it, whether to step in and mediate or to let the kids work it out themselves. On today’s show, we’re speaking to Dr. Laurie Kramer, whose innovative program, More Fun with Brothers and Sisters at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is trying to what seems impossible – teach brothers and sisters to get along. Find out why brothers and sisters don’t get along, whether careful spacing of your children can make a difference, what must take place before the new sibling is born to give your kids the best chance of getting along, and what parents can teach their kids that will make the biggest difference in the quality of their relationship!