Question: How can I help siblings to get along?
Answer: Children need enough one-on-one attention from parents. Be conscious of the fact that your baby, or youngest child, will likely demand much more of your attention. Read to each of your children and play with them individually. Instead of simply judging who is wrong on behalf of your children every time, when they are old enough, try to get your children to communicate their feelings to each other and apologise freely. Simple games that siblings of all ages can play together can be great for bonding, for example ‘hide and seek’, playing with balloons or obstacle courses.
For a more in-depth discussion, you can check out our full blog article on three ways to help siblings get along together.