How Do I Get My Kids to Be Kind to One Another?

Have you ever felt as though your kids have no respect for each other? Or, maybe their language and interactions could use an infusion of kindness?

Sometimes, it's easy to look at sibling or peer conflicts and determine what's wrong, judge it, and then, declare for our children what's fair and right (aka - what should happen next).

But, have you ever looked for the source of your unease with their conflicts on the inside instead of on the outside?

In the past, I have had to stop and consider how kind I am to myself, and take inventory of my circumstances:
  • the hours that I work
  • the time that I make to serve my needs
  • how often I connect with my family
- and then, I ask myself, is any of this contributing to the conflicts I am experiencing in my closest relationships?

It is easy to lecture our kids on the rewards of being considerate and tolerant or make a case for the benefits of being kind and self-empowered. 

We can give them lots of sound arguments for why it's important to consider the needs of others, but there is one place that we rarely look for the most needed solutions.

It's on the inside.

In this TEACHable Moments video, I'm sharing what I consider to be the #1 key ingredient to resolving conflict peacefully.


You can't help anyone manage conflict if you can't control yourself.  So, tell me, how do you practice self-care? What's your "I Love Myself" Ritual? 

Let me know by leaving a comment below and sharing your most favorite way to take care of yourself!

Have a great week and please remember, it's about being conscious - not perfect!

Talk soon,

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