The bickering in my home has gotten more than I can stand! What is the problem with my children? It frustrates me to almost constantly hear "stop!" "get out!" "go away!"...maybe I am the only one to get the pleasure of hearing these sweet nothings daily...I don't know. But I finally ordered a book about siblings fighting called "Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends". I have only gotten through chapter 2, but there are two really great things in it up to this point.
1. Our home is the most important place to be: encouraging, helpful, understanding, gentle, and patient even though no one may notice!
2. Be a servant: look for opportunities to humble yourself and unselfishly serve others.
So this morning, I sat my three middle children (the main culprits of the daily joy) down and we discussed these two points in detail.
For the hour since the discussion, they have done great! I am under no illusions that the one conversation is all that will be needed, but it's a start.
How do you handle the bickering in your home? Or am I the only one with this problem?