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The Battles Rage On

For any parents out there that have more than one child, they know better than most that sibling rivalry is a real thing and it occurs in every household, no matter how well you attempt to treat each child as an individual. It always brings about some amount of anxiety to any household and there is never one way to approach it as it is a case by case scenario most of the time. I have a lot of experience to expound on and I have asked friends and colleagues for the best approaches and I strive to share that with everyone I come across. At the end of the day, it is all about helping us be better for our children so that they can be the best version of themselves.


There are ways to manage sibling rivalry and the different approaches are as varied as there are people. If you have more than one child, the chances are that you have had to act as a referee during one of their verbal and/or physical fights. No matter how well your children get along, there are always times when there is more friction and conflict than you could ever possibly imagine.


But with some patience and a bit of insight, it is possible to provide a home that is passionate and full of harmony. Once your kids have established a great bond, they will even learn how to take it upon themselves to manage their own conflicts with one another without you even interrupting them. You want those fights to be minimized and you want them to be able to set aside their differences for the greater good and the big picture. This is one of the best ways for families to grow stronger and flourish.


Sibling Rivalry and the Common Causes

Children fighting over a stuff toy

Sibling fighting can occur at any time and parents should look at a fight as a way for children to flourish and grow. Whether it is fighting over who has to sweep the floors or which television, the real problem may be underlying and the goal is to get to the heart of the matter and nip it in the bud. Sometimes, it might just be personality clashes and unresolved issues that parents may be unaware of. There are always kids in the family that feel like they are being favored by one parent or another and this can lead to resentment that shows itself when you least expect it.


Handling Sibling Rivalry


No matter what, it is important for parents to foster a great relationship between all the children and keep conflicts at a minimum and that they learn the art of conversation. Here are some ways in which parents can aid their children:


Teaching kids to handle fights and conflict positively.

Picture of a mother pacifying her kids

You teach people how to teach you and that is exactly what you should teach your children as well. That means listening and being able to speak up for themselves. Children that are taught that early are better able to negotiate and work out compromises in the present and the in the future, at work or in a home setting. Disputes naturally pop up between siblings and being able to resolve them internally is a sign of growing up.


Parents should know when to step in.


Although some kids can handle some issues at home, there comes a time when it is best to step in and help kids grow up and become better at the end of the day.

The Princess’s Pet

I love animals but now that my daughter is allergic to our cat, I have had to take matters into my own hands to ensure that she remains healthy too. That means that I have had to look into getting an air purifier that can clean all areas of the house and purify the air. I have heard from so many people on how they can keep spaces healthier to breathe and simply to live and now I have been searching both online and in stores everywhere I go to get as much information as possible about them.

Cat picture in a litter box

We are always striving to living healthier and there is no reason to think that this ever ends as this is a lifelong issue. The benefits of having an air purifier in the home have been covered by so many magazines and doctors that it really should be a no-brainer when it comes to why we should have them. Although I myself am not allergic to dogs and cats, if anyone in your home has issues with them, you should look into buying an air purifier to combat pet dander. In time, these issues can trigger your respiratory system and decrease your health. Even if you are unaware of how pets are affecting the respiratory system, know that there are some serious adverse effects that can occur within a matter of months. Here are some things you should know.


Simply Cleaning Is Not Sufficient


Pet dander can be minimized and reduce asthma, allergies, and respiratory issues, and they include – dusting, vacuuming, and general cleaning. Cleaning on a regular basis simply is not enough to ensure that you are breathing easily. Although you can live with animals and breathe fresher air, having an air purifier ensures that it is easier and you will suffer from fewer problems.

Picture cleaning the carpet while the dog is around

Whether you have one pet or several, long-haired or short-haired, pet dander will simply be something you will have to contend with. If you are cleaning on an almost daily basis, pet dander is just about everywhere in the house where a cat or dog may room. Even when you are continually mopping or dusting or vacuuming, it will take more efforts and probably more money to get rid of the issue. You should employ great cleaners and a great vacuum cleaner in order to rid the house of dust mites, mold spores, or airborne pollutants as well. The best solution I have discovered is using air purifiers to remove pet dander and hair.


You will probably end up slapping your hands on the sofas and seeing what dust flies up or looking closely at the carpets to see if there are tiny hairs that you may not be able to see from far away. Sometimes the naked eye cannot detect everything and there may be particles floating around that can lead to significant health problems down the line. Many pet owners have used air purifiers to relieve the house of allergies, pet dander and sinus issues.