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Guide Your Children To Become Friends

Siblings that are true friends

Are your children friends?P1060627

My husband and I have been working really hard to make sure our children are friends.  

They are bound by blood but we want it to be a true, from the soul, friendship.

From babies to now we have made sure they have respect for each other.  

I am not in any way shape or form a professional on this but, I do have life experience!

Below is what has worked for our family.

We require they say please and thank you to each other.20131208_140609

After any wrong doing, accidental or not, there is a “sorry” and a hug from the wrong doer and an “I forgive you” and a hug from the victim.  1440298539914

Hugs, hugs and more hugs!  20121225_140249

Find an activity they both love- encourage and embrace it as the parent.  This can lead to hours of quality time between siblings (and a break for you!)20141109_112455

Help them talk through their issues.  This is a learned skill, heck most adults struggle with this.20140617_131900

Encourage “sibling time”, it is so easy to segregate ourselves doing separate activities.20151013_141329

Family game nights- kids vs parents.  This gives them a strong desire to work together as a team.20150529_161525

My kids love “treasure” hunts.  Give them a map and have them help each other  find the treasure.FB_IMG_13943219617728657

Encourage them to cheer the other on.  My daughter wears my sons team colors on game day and attends every game. 20150926_114626 My son dresses up in his best suit and waves to sister from the audience at dance recitals.20151208_185054

Make “mail boxes” for them to keep by their doors and have them write secret notes to each other.

Our kids like to play dress up together and put on a show.  This is one of their favorite pastimes.20150417_18492320140726_102653

I hope you enjoyed a peek into what works in our little world.  

Do you have any special traditions or tips for building the friendships of your children?  If so, please leave a comment below!  

Thanks for reading!

Happy Blogging!

2 thoughts on “Guide Your Children To Become Friends

  1. It saddens me when I see siblings that do not like each other as mine are the best most memorable friendships a person could ask for. Great examples of ways to strengthen those childhood bonds

    1. Thank you for your comment Laura!
      If I didn’t have such a wonderful and supportive family I would be lost.
      I can only dream that our teachings will give our children the foundation of loving, nurturing relationships.

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