Yes it’s frustrating, but think about it this way. Sibling rivalry gives our children an opportunity to develop important people skills like negotiation, cooperation, and the ability to see another’s point of view. As long as they’re not hurting each other, it’s worthwhile to let them solve their problems themselves. Suggestions are fine, but try to let them ultimately work things out. Don’t yell or take sides. Do teach them how to compromise and respect one another. Then remind yourself that in most cases, your kiddos’ relationship will eventually develop into a close one.