Must read for anyone with more than one child--the sooner, the better! I have given it to several friends when they are expecting a 2nd. The authors' How To Talk So Kids Can Listen and Listen So Kids Can Talk is my favorite parenting book.
From the widely acclaimed authors of How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk comes the sanity-saving help parents everywhere have been looking for. Written with humor, compassion and understanding, and illustrated with delightful cartoons. Siblings Without Rivalry challenges the idea that constant, unpleasant conflict is natural and unavoidable, and in action-oriented, easy-to-understand anecdotes and stories shows the many ways you can teach your children how to get along.
This is a book that I like to pick up whenever I see it at garage sales or clearance sales simply because it's full of such wonderful advice to pass along to friends. I find myself re-reading it periodically when I slip into my old ways of nag/complain/fuss until I'm so frustrated with my children we end up miserable. Family harmony is easy to achieve when the principles in this book are followed.
How to help your children live together so you can live too!