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What Do Your Kids Fight About? The 8 Most Common Sibling Fights in Our Household

By Devan McGuinness |

8 Most Common Sibling Fights in Our HouseholdI love having a large family and love that I have kids who are all close in age and love to play with each other.

What I could do without is the inevitable fights and arguments that start between them. Now that they’re getting older and their personalities and preferences are coming out — the sibling fights are becoming more evident with each passing day.

I am lucky, in a way, because I think that my kids generally do a great job of getting along. I’ve never had issues that result in physical altercations between them and they generally like to hang out with each other. It makes my life easier.

However, when you live in such close proximity with people and you’re learning all about your world, there will be disagreements and overreactions and it can get loud. My kids always seem to argue about the same things though. To me? They’re silly! But it’s all a big deal to them!

Click through to read the 8 top causes for sibling fights in our house (& how I try to limit them):

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8 Common Causes of Sibling Fights in Our House

The Toys

I am sure this is a common fight between siblings, but I just don't get it. We have a lot of toys yet they always want to play with what the other person is playing with. What I've done to try to keep these fights down is put a timer on the toys, insist they play together, or, when it's really bad, I purchase doubles. (Sometimes even triples!)
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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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  1. Sarah says:

    I laughed at the building blocks. My husband had three brothers and at one point they marked every individual lego piece with an exacto knife with their own distinctive mark.

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