Solution for bickering children: We were having issues with two (or more) of our children having a “negative tone” in their voice when they would speak to each other. We tried various ways to correct this but the most effective method was one of the simplest: Make them smile. I don’t mean entertain them with a clown or toys to brighten the mood. That doesn’t fix anything and only rewards negative behavior. Tell them they must smile while talking to each other, or take it a step further and have them smile when speaking to ANYONE.
Read the rest of the story and find other great parenting tips here: