Fighting between friends
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|Sun, 10-12-2008 - 9:01pm|
I have two girls, 1st grade and 3rd. They have girlfriends on the street that are 1st and 2nd grade.
I love that there are neighbor kids to play with , but I am tired of the fighting and bickering. It is getting old...
I have one neighbor girl that is always running home crying (she is in 1st grade). Another (2nd grade), just yesterday, stormed out of my house slamming the door because she was "sick of watching TV every time she comes over..." Not to say that my kids don't do their share of crying and fighting.
I have a hard time saying no when kids want to play. So I usually have 3-5 over at a time. Then they form little "sects" because no one wants to play the same things. This is fine, I feel, as long as no one is being left out.
On that note, one friend age 6 comes over to play with my two girls. Someone (usually one of my girls), I always feeling left out. My rule is, my house, everyone plays who wants to play.
I guess I am just wondering if this is normal for kids that are 6-8 years old??? How to you handle with conflicts with your kids and their friends? I am ready to say, everyone just go home if you'all can't get along!