Kids arguing in the dining table
May 22, 2008 1:03pm CST
Well, this is common to families with 2-3 kids. Most of the time the eating period is the time where everybody could be together. And this is also the time where some sensitive topics will come up for discussion. Well, the time for kids reporting tot heir parents of what's going on at school, who among them have got into trouble, then they start to defend themselves when the parents react. The kids will start to argue and quarrel. What did you do in this situation? if ever it happened to you. It does really happen to some. How would you react if you are one?
22 May 08
I have three children and they all like to talk at the table and tell us all there news at the same time. we solve this my making a small sign and placing it by the child who is talking. No other child is allowed to talk while this child is talking, hubsband and I are allowed to ask questions if they fit in. After they have finished talking nad dad and I have asked all questions we want to then it is the other children's turn to ask questions. The sign then moves onto the next child and we do the same. A different child starts with the sign at each meal time to make it fair. It sure beats shouting and arguing at the table and everybody gets a fair turn to talk at the table.
• United States
22 May 08
This used to happen with my kids when they were younger and I would try to simmer things down before they turned into a loud argument. If things went too far then the "no talking" rule went into effect and my husband and I talked to each other while the kids were forced to eat in silence. Once in a while my son would intentionally bait his sisters in an attempt to get them into trouble so, for his troubles, he got to clean up after dinner.