Beyond words

I’ve got a longer post brewing, I promise. But meanwhile, this picture is worth a thousand words — for any doubters out there about how this program helps siblings get along. I had lost hope that this would ever happen again, but tonight it did. Fenner simply said, “Want me to do your hair?” And Charlotte replied, “Sure!” A year ago, they wanted to be as far apart as possible. And here they are today:

That is major, major progress for us and is a direct result of these 4 guidelines:

  • Stay out of their arguments
  • Let them do for themselves
  • Practice appreciations at family meeting
  • Tie the privilege of seeing friends to the responsibility of being basically good to each other

Have patience. It’s slooooow, but by golly it works.

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3 Comments on “Beyond words”

  1. Vicki Says:

    Oh God Catha. My heart, my heart. Thank you for sharing this. I love you.

    • flockmother Says:

      And it got even better. Charlotte got a new leotard and Fenner offered to go down into the basement playroom and help her practice her gymnastics. They were down there for at least 30 minutes together … in total harmony. Thank *you*.

  2. Kristin Says:

    I totally agree with you Catha. My kids are absolutely loving on each other since we got going on this program. We’re just about ready to kick off P&Rs and I plan on tieing playdates / being nice. I think it will be the final touch on what looks to be like a fabulous sibling relationship.

    Thanks so much for continuing to share your experiences!!

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