How do you handle your kids fighting?

@soccermom (3200)
United States
March 12, 2007 7:44pm CST
I'm about to go insane. There is almost 7 years age difference between my girls and all they do is fight with each other! They were gonna die if they didn't go downstairs to watch the Disney channel movie, they made popcorn and everything was good for about 5 minutes, then they statred fighting over a blanket, like there's not 20 blankets down there! My son and younger daughter will play together all day, my oldest gets home and all hell breaks loose! They can't even sit at the dinner table without arguing. Any tips out there? They are making my hair go grey!
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@all4ucnc (861)
• United States
13 Mar 07
my son and daugter are like that everynight, we end up having to separate them just so we can watch tv without hearing them scream at each other. Each night I have a half hour dedicated to my son, and then I have a half hour dedicated to my daughter, but when the playing is done and we are all in the livingroom together for some quiet and relaxation before bed, They start out playing nice then some switch gets flipped and they are each others necks. So at first we just separate them, and when migrate back to each other (they always do), and when the fighting begins, they're sent to bed..... Funny thing though, during the day they are fine, it's always at night. Maybe it's the sleepys, I don't know, but I hope they out grow it, before I pull out all my hair. No advise here, sorry. I've tried everything.
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• India
13 Mar 07
it happens every where............need not worry..............get them together.....talk to them ..make them realize that they are brothers and sis and not enemies of lands..................that may make it hop[e so......alll the best.................( be couragious b4 u try it out)
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• United States
13 Mar 07
omg I am going throught the same problem with my kids. my 2 year old is a little angel while my 2 older ones are at school but once they get home she bugs the baby she gets into stuff what is the deal. and on the weekends or before school it is nothing but fighting I am about sick of all the darn fighting I told them that if they continued this I would make each one go to a different room and there would be no tv they would stop. Mine fight over the simplest things as well your not alone. claire
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Mine are only 2 years apart but many times we have to remind them who the parents are as both of them get bossy. When it gets to much it's off to there rooms to either clean it or find something quiet to do for a half an hour. (This works most of the time).
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@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
13 Mar 07
kids - kids swimming
make new game, and pretending that is the coolest thing to playing!