Kids Fighting – A Referee for the Jungle

Siblings can be great playmates and have lots of fun but what can we do when the fun turns into fight? In the blink of an eye, someone feels hard done by and it turns into arguments, insults, name calling, screaming or hitting. What went wrong?

The simple answer is that someone crossed a line. Their emotions got big and they entered the jungle. It’s a primitive world which runs on instinct and is there within us all. It’s a place where emotions are overwhelming and instinct says, ‘If in doubt, come out fighting’. The Law of the Jungle says, ‘Whoever Does it Best Wins’, so it’s no wonder that when siblings fight, they try to throw the nastiest insult, shout the loudest or hit the hardest. That’s how the jungle works!

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