Sibling fights are learning experiences
Knight Ridder Newspapers
Though they might drive parents crazy, quarreling kids are learning valuable lessons about how to get along with other people, says Anthony Wolf, author of "Mom, Jason's Breathing on Me!" (Ballentine Books, $12.95).
Unless there's threat of harm, don't intervene.
Never listen to the content of the bickering. If your child whines about his brother, respond with, "Would you like a hug?"
Siblings can't work out solutions unless you let them -- which they won't do on the basis of fairness but through real-life negotiation, often when you're not there.