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5 tips to help kids get along {Peaceable Kingdom #Giveaway}

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One of the biggest struggles I often hear about from parents is that they want advice and tips that will help kids get along with each other, especially among siblings.

Although I don’t believe siblings with get through their childhood years without a squabble, I do know there have been things that have helped our daughters learn to get along with one another.

5 Tips to help kids get along with one another

1.   Be who you want your kids to be – Parents have many responsibilities and we tend to get busy. If we are constantly telling our children to leave us alone or go do something else, they will tend to say those same things to their siblings. It is important for us to take the time to get down at our kids level and to remember to speak to them in the tone of voice that we would like them to speak to each other.

2.   Invest in toys and games that promote cooperative play – It’s good for children to learn to win together and lose together. Playing games that promote working together as a team can do wonders for children’s self esteem and help them to learn strategies that will transfer into regular play activities. My daughters particularly love The Great Cheese Chase and Hoot Owl Hoot which are 2 of the many cooperative games available from Peaceable Kingdom.

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3.   Schedule regular family time – Often children will argue with each other purely to get attention from their parents. Kids crave attention, even if it is negative attention, so be sure that there is regular family time where everyone is free to talk, play and enjoy each others company.

4.   Act out situations that you Know Cause Conflict – Pretend play is valuable. If you know that every time you are packing up the kids to go for a drive that the children start fighting and try to be the first one into the car, practice how you would like it to go. Talk to your kids about how they think they could get into the car in a way that everyone would be happy. The more you discuss and practice troublesome routines, the more the children will think about what they are doing before acting out in a negative way.

5.   Know that you are not alone – When siblings are not getting along parents often tend to blame themselves or feel like they are the only one going through it. Remember, you are not alone. Take things moment by moment and give yourself some slack – being hard on yourself will not help the situation.

Peaceable Kingdom

Since 1983, Peaceable Kingdom has created fresh, fun products that educate, stimulate and inspire. Their company began with a single product, and has grown to be an industry leader in stickers, greeting cards and cooperative games.

The Peaceable Kingdom Mission is to: Make good, do good, be good!
They know the vital importance of happy relationships with little ones, which is why all of their products help you connect with the kids in your life.

Giveaway Moment:

One Lucky Canadian or US reader will win a game and a pack of stickers of their choice from Peaceable Kingdom.

To enter to win, visit peaceable kingdom and then leave a blog post comment telling me which game and pack of stickers you would choose!

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Comments

  1. There are so many choices, but I have to say I’m a fan of the classic card games and the “Colour Me” Stickers are pretty cool!

    You’ve shared some really GREAT tips! Thank you :)

  2. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    lost puppies and the glow in the dark

  3. alphabet go fish game make your own card stickers

  4. nikki robak says:

    all great ideas to help kids learn to get along with each other

  5. I’d choose the Hoot Owl Hoot! game and the puppy sticker pack

  6. I’d choose Feed the Woozle as my game and Glow-in-the-Dark Monster Stickers

  7. nikki robak says:

    alphabet go fish and make your own stickers

  8. Debbie Kennedy says:

    Fish Stix game and scratch and sniff stickers

  9. Maegan Morin says:

    We would choose the Flippity Frogs Board Game and the Dinosaur Sticker Activity Book

  10. Dayna Wilson says:

    I’d go for the Pirates match up game and puzzle and the glow in the dark deep space stickers!

  11. The Bizzy Buzzy Beat-the-Bear Board Game and Color Me Dinosaur Stickers

  12. I would like the Stack Up! Cooperative Preschool Skills-Builder Game for my kindergarten class and a pack of glow in the dark stickers (bugs or space)

  13. apple blossom says:

    Count Your Chickens and Happy Owl Stickers

  14. hoot owl hoot

  15. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d choose Count Your Chickens! Cooperative Board Game and the Glow-in-the-Dark Stickers

  16. the “Glitter Garden Mosaic” set.

  17. Alphabet GO FISH and the Color Me Dinosaur Stickers

  18. I would get the count you chickens game and the mermaid stickers.

  19. I think I would pick the fish stix board game

  20. count your chickens n eathier glow in the dark or color dino stickers

  21. I like the What’s It? game and the Sweet Candy Glitter Stickers

  22. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d choose What’s It game and the Marshmellow Scratch and Sniff Stickers.

  23. Michelle Frame says:

    I would choose the Stone Soup Cooperative Board Game with the Mermaid Glitter Stickers

  24. I’d pick the Hoot Owl Hoot game and Marshmallow Scratch & Sniff Stickers

  25. The Fish Stix game would be fun and my girls would love the “scratch ‘n sniff” stickers!

  26. Deb Dorrington says:

    I would choose the What’s It? game and the Color Me Unicorn Stickers!

  27. michelle hebert says:

    Alphabet Go Fish! Card Game & Butterfly and Ladybug Foil Art Sticker Pack

  28. SueSueper says:

    I like the Go Fish! Card Game and the Creepy Bug Stickers

  29. Count Your Chickens and Glitter & Foil Stickers

  30. Louise Gilbert says:

    I think I would pick Fairy Colors Match Up Game & Puzzle. My grand daughters would love this

  31. Michelle armstrong says:

    “What’s it”. Game and “sock monkey fun” stickers.

  32. Hoot Owl Hoot and color me unicorn stickers.

  33. Feed the Woozle Cooperative Preschool Skills-Builder Game and glow in the dark stickers

  34. janice budgell pollard says:

    I would like the fish stix game and the Marshmallow Scratch & Sniff Stickers

  35. Michelle Plummer says:

    Alphabet Go Fish and color me fairy stickers.

  36. natasha severson says:

    Fish Sticks and sniff stickers

  37. Charmaine T says:

    I would choose Stone Soup Cooperative Board Game and Banana Scratch-and-Sniff Stickers

  38. Feed the Woozle and scatch and sniff

  39. Jayne Cameron says:

    Glow in the dark stickers and Hoot Owl Hoot. My Grand Daughter likes Owls and Loves playing with stickers.

  40. glow in the dark spaceship stickers and flippity frogs board game

  41. The glow in the dark and the scratch n sniff stickers are great!

  42. Jennifer I. says:

    Lost Puppies & glow in the dark dino bones stickers

  43. Count your chickens and glow in the dark bug and spider stickers

  44. I would pick the Flippity Frogs board game if I won!

  45. Stone Soup Cooperative Board Game and ladybug foil stickers

  46. Magical ponies looks like fun!

  47. I like the Glow In The Dark Pirate Stickers and the Flippity Frogs Board Game

  48. lori butler says:

    funny food sticker kit and flippity frogs, thank you

  49. I would choose the Fish Stix game and scratch and sniff stickers

  50. Lost puppies and the candy glitter pack!

  51. the fish stix game

  52. Viv Sluys says:

    I would choose Stone Soup and Vanilla Scratch-and-Sniff Stickers

  53. Debbie Petch says:

    I like the Hoot! Owl Hoot game and Ladybug foil stickers!

  54. Kathy Davis says:

    I would pick the Monster Colors Match Up Game & Puzzle and the Glow in the Dark stickers.

  55. I’d pick Hoot Owl Hoot! boardgame and Temporary Tattoos stickers (if those count :))

  56. Definitely the Whatz it game for a whole family game night and the foil stickers (our favorite!)

  57. Crystal S says:

    Funny food stickers and stone soup. We already have race to the treasure, and it is a WONDERFUL game. The whole family loves it…it is always in our game night selections.

  58. I like What’s It? and the Monster Truck stickers.

  59. Beth Rosell says:

    I’d choose Feed the Woozle and the Ladybug stickers

  60. Lee-Ann Sleegers says:

    I think we’d go with Hoot Owl Hoot! Cooperative Board Game and Color Me Unicorn Stickers

  61. glow in the dark Whatz it

  62. I would pick the Count Your Chickens game and the Fashion Kitty Glitter or Mermaid Glitter stickers.

  63. Christy Martin says:

    I like the Fish Stix Board Game and Paper Dolls in a Box.

  64. I love the idea of cooperative games. I used to hate the competition of playing board/card games as a child! I’m glad there are more games like this to pick from these days!!

    If I won the giveaway, I would pick the “What’s It” board game. It looks like a fun, creative game for adults & kids alike! :)
    The stickers would be the harder decision, but I’d have to go with the “Happy Owls” stickers – too cute!

  65. April Yedinak says:

    I would choose the Count Your Chickens game and the dress up hamster stickers.

  66. Flippity Frogs Board Game & Mermaids In-a-Box stickers

  67. christine jessamine says:

    I love the Count Your Chickens and Happy Owl Stickers

  68. The Fish Stix Board Game and the Hamster Dress Up Stickers

  69. I would choose Fish Stix and Temporary Tatoos.

  70. I’d pick the Stone Soup game and the Dinosaur Sticker Activity Book because dinosaurs are awesome

  71. Kimberly B says:

    Feed The Woozle and Taco scratch and sniff stickers.

  72. The Crazy Mates game looks so cute and quirky and who can resist scratch and sniff stickers?!

    Thanks!

  73. either the owls or the unicorn stickers

  74. “What’s it” Game and colour me unicorn stickers – I think! There are so many choices :)

  75. Tara Knott says:

    I would choose Feed the Woozle and the glow in the dark dragon stickers :) thanx

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