Parents, what can you do about sibling rivalry?

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Are your kids in conflict? Maybe we can help.

A few weeks ago, we asked our community, “What are your biggest parenting questions and concerns?” After reviewing hundreds of responses, today we’re sharing our suggestions for handling Sibling Rivalry.

Recently we asked the YouVersion Community to share your parenting questions with us. (Thank you for your responses!) Today we’re sharing Scripture around a topic many of you asked about: Sibling Rivalry.

Got any tips for how I can reduce sibling rivalry? How should I handle sibling rivalry between teens? How do I raise my girls to be kind to one another, so when they're older they'll be close friends?

Imagine your family as a team that God assembled to reflect His glory. He carefully crafted each family member to help the whole family fulfill its shared potential. Your role as parent is to serve as coach. You lead toward a vision that you can all accomplish together, teach everyone how to play, and work with each child to help them contribute meaningfully. Here’s how:

  1. Celebrate each member of your family for their unique value.
  1. Unite your family around a common vision.
  1. Never stop talking about what your family is about.
  1. Adopt Grace and Forgiveness as honorary members of your family.

You will make mistakes. Your kids will make mistakes. Don’t give up on yourself. Don’t give up on each other. God’s mercies are new every morning. Keep trying, and keep showing love to each other.

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

1 PETER 4:8


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