Sibling Squabbles and Fighting

Moms Respond: My Kids Fight About...

Kids will argue over anything and everything. Here's proof.

My kids once chased each other around the room fighting over an imaginary plate of cookies. When the older one pretended to eat the pretend cookies, the younger one melted down in a 10-minute crying fit.
-- Andrea R.; Sulphur, Louisiana

Who gets Daddy's attention causes arguments in our house. My 5-year-old and 2-year-old fight over who sits in Daddy's lap, who rides on Daddy's shoulders, or who Daddy bathes first.
-- Elizabeth W.; Columbus, Georgia

My children always want to take a bath together, but they bicker over who gets the deep end of the tub. The water might be a millimeter deeper in the drain end, but it's worth the battle!
-- Kris C.; Sammamish, Washington

If my 2-year-old daughter even looks at a toy, her 4-year-old sister will put up a fight and claim she was already playing with it.
-- Jennifer C.; Apex, North Carolina

My two oldest girls often battle over who gets what Disney-character plate and cup at mealtimes.
-- Sabrina B.; Westminster, Maryland

Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the May 2008 issue of Parents magazine.

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