My Children Stopped Fighting

David: What bothered me more than anything else was the constant fighting among my children. We gave them separate rooms. We invested in “quality time” to try to minimize their jealousy. We tried to attend to the individual needs of each child. We bought books and games galore, on so many different levels, so everyone would be able to keep busy. And yet, we found ourselves constantly breaking up fights! We became judges and police officers, but we could not solve the problem. After participating in a Parenting Workshop in our Ashkelon neighborhood, we came to understand that our children own their arguments. They know how to end them, just as they knew how to begin them! We can rely on them to sort out their differences on their own. Otherwise, they would never learn to do so. Now they rarely fight, and when they do, they solve the problem without our intervention…