Siblings are notorious for petty squabbles and fights. But what happens when you can’t leave your children alone in the room together for fear a small war might break out?
Some ideas to think about could be…
Where is the issue originating from? Is it difficulty communicating? Sharing? Agreeing on anything?
For children with developmental delays it can be a real struggle a) to know how to participate appropriately in a game and b) for their siblings to know how to get along with them
Some tips on navigating this are:
Havesiblings play games that involve parallel play rather than interactiveplay.
This means they may do an activity alongside each other, but theydon't necessarily need to interact to complete the game. This could be aplay activity game such as drawing, or play doh. This may be especiallyhelpful when siblings have a long history of not being able to getalong together.
Figure out what games your child enjoys and start by having them play the game with just you as an adult. When they are able to do this successfully, introduce siblings playing the game together.
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