The Mom Talk Book Club series is back and with a great selection for parents of fighting siblings...
Are you tired of feeling like a referee? Me too, and I was thrilled to come across this book to help us with this parenting/family challenge!
Here are some highlights from the intro of the book Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop Fighting and Raise Friends for Life written by Dr. Laura Markham:
Quote: “When you have one child, you’re a parent. When you have two, you’re a referee.” ~ David Frost
3 Big Ideas in Parenting
Regulate your own emotions
Stay connected with your child, even when we’re setting limits or the child is upset
Coach instead of controlling, by fostering emotional intelligence, guiding with empathetic limits instead of punishment and supporting mastery
3 steps forward and 5 steps back DOES NOT mean you’re not doing your job... It means this is very hard work!
Self-regulation is the #1 ingredient for peaceful parenting!