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Tired Of Playing Referee To Your Children?

You are so excited to have more than one child. I don’t think that anyone thinks about the fights and struggles of siblings until you are in it! What do we do? Time outs? Punishments? Communication? We will talk about ways to control the chaos and stress of sibling rivalry.

4 Responses to “Tired Of Playing Referee To Your Children?”

  1. […] expert, Betsy Brown Braun, has great advice on this (check out the episode with her called “Tired of Playing Referee to Your Children?”). The one thing I am sure of is you will not have a 7 year old that […]

  2. Danielle Brown says:

    I really liked this episode because I often feel like the bad guy or the referee with my kids, instead of feeling like their mom. My husband says the referee should be the babysitter or the nanny and the parents should just confort and agree with their kids. I don’t think we should go to that extreme. However, I think it would be interesting for you to do an episode on babysitters. I have 2 babysitters, one is a middle aged woman who was recommended to me by a friend and she’s good with the kids but nothing extraordinary. The one I prefer is my best friend’s daughter who’s 17 and just loves the kids and knows perfectly well how to take care of them and discipline them while making everything fun and she has so much fun herself! However, she is not always available and many people recommend an older person for babysitting. I would love to see a show on that and what your personal babysitting experiences are.

  3. Tanya Keefe says:

    I swear I am wearing an invisible referee shirt that only my kids can see…they try to come to me with everything :) I really liked the idea that sometimes the best thing you can do is not get involved (and let them learn and practice their own personal skills) so I’m trying to do that more and more now… I don’t think they’ve caught on yet, because they still keep coming to me with everything from “He stepped on my stuffed animal or won’t let me play my favorite character on the video game” to “she’s mean – she doesn’t want to watch the movie I want to watch or __(whoever)__ hit me! (after the tattler had been deliberately annoying them for an hour or more)…

    *sigh* I guess they’ll get it sooner or later….right???


  4. Mary Hartlett says:

    Loved the last episode about Tired Of Playing Referee To Your Children? My kids are teens now, so they kind of act on a different level then the young ones do, but this info was awesome.


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