Introduction to Childcare
When Children Fight
Mediation is required when two kids fight. Shut-down the argument immediately. Separate children in all cases. Ages matter; younger kids cannot learn their lesson as easily, you need to reason within their terms (and sometimes, “because I say so” is the only option.) Older kids can be reasoned with, express their emotions, and learn from their mistakes. In either case, try to reach a solution that becomes a learning opportunity and growth. Some conflicts can be resolved without separation but that is a decision you must consider.