Let's have family time, you said.
It will build relationships, you said.
Except there are days when those "relationships"
threaten to be the death of your fun family plans ...
Wouldn't it be great if you could work proactively to strengthen relationships between siblings, instead of always responding reactively when problems arise?
Wouldn't it be great if you knew what to do NOW to foster strong sibling relationships?
Wouldn't it be great to have a collection of no-prep sibling relationship building activities?
Hi. I'm Lynna Sutherland, Christian homeschool mom of eight. Let's just say I have a lot of experience with sibling interactions - both the positive kind and the not-so-positive kind! With kids ranging in age from teen to toddler, I'm right there in the trenches with you. And I know how crazy-making it can be to feel that there's a huge gap between what you desire for your children and what you see happening in their relationships!
Thank you for the help with navigating sibling issues. I found this to be both timely and helpful, and they had a very encouraging tone. I loved all the challenges you provided with questions to ask myself or my kids. I even shared some points that stuck out to me with my husband.
mom of 5, ages 1 to 8
The overall feeling was not one of perfection or an easy guide to stop fighting in your home, rather a reminder and an encouragement to help build relationships through modeling, modeling and oh yeah some more modeling yet again! Thank you, Lynna, for sharing your insights in short manageable steps that a concerned momma can have enough time to read and implement. I will be referring back to this in the days and weeks to come.
mom of 3, ages 6 to 13
I was skeptical, but it pleasantly surprised me. The ideas felt like simple reminders of how things in the real world that work well could be implemented in my home. I also remembered that tactics that work with adults can usually be used or modified to be used with kids.
mom of 9 yo twin boys
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