Porter and Rigby have been at each other's throats this week it seems. If they are not fighting over Lego they are fighting over Transformers and if they are not fighting over toys they are fighting over who sits where and who got where first. I've had it.
I have been in the routine of being the mediator - I go into the room, figure out what happened and then make the boys find a peaceful resolve. Not these days. I hear them start to fight in their room - one yells, the other yells louder and then it starts. But lately I find myself just sitting back, letting them work it out themselves. Is that wrong? I figure it's good for their coping and problem solving skills as brothers right? Obviously I'll intervene if it gets out of control but I don't think there's any harm in letting them fight their own fights, so to speak.
Do you always mediate your children's quarrels or do you let your kids work it out themselves on occasion?