Family Fighting

What's a parent to do when the occasional noogie turns into a violent case of sibling rivalry?

Imagine a life without siblings: there would be no bickering or living-room wrestling matches or noogies. Forty-one percent of American families get to run noogieless households, with only one child present. But for the rest, and for the increasing number of families that are blending stepchildren together, relationships among brothers and sisters are of paramount concern--as they should be. As one of four children--the one who was once caught fighting with a sister over a ball of lint--I can say with authority that positive sibling relationships can be a source of strength for life, whereas unresolved early conflicts can create wounds...

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