My boys have been fighting. A lot. I could say they have been fighting since school got out but that wouldn't be true. I think they started fighting when the younger one was old enough to spit.
Almost everyday I have to be the referee. I'm tired of it. I told the boys that they should respect and love each other. I sat them down and asked them to compliment each other, to tell their brother something they like about him.
My 9 year old started. He said, "I like that you're not in the way too much."
We were off to a great start.
My 7 year old said, "I like your nose."
That went well.