Monthly Archives: February 2018

Sibling Rivalry: Normal or Bad?

I have three brothers. One older, and two younger. My entire childhood was spent with at least 2 boys if not three in my house at all times. I was never an only child. I always had a friend to play with, and I ALWAYS had someone to argue with. My Mom always joked that she could never have all four kids happy at the same time. There was ALWAYS an odd man out.

It is normal to have some rivalry and arguing going on between siblings. After all, we are human. No matter what we find ways to be different, ornery, and selfish in one way or another. The more time we spend together the more we will find a way to cause an issue with someone. It happens in every facet of life. Work-life, home-life, and in our relationships. So why would it be any different with our siblings?

Sibling rivalry does not need to be a bad thing. Here are a few ways it will help to have a “little” sibling rivalry.

1. Arguments are arguments. They can be settled, it is a way for kids to learn and practice being adults and having to deal with not seeing eye-to-eye with someone else. We should let these smaller disagreements be teaching tools to show kids how to find a middle ground. But we do not want to see them escalate into full-blown physical fights. Conflict resolution is a very important life-skill. So as long as no one is trying to kill or maim someone else, let those little squabbles be the teaching tool they are.

2. Nurture the positive! When you see your kids getting along well and doing nice things for one another, praise them for it! Give them opportunities to do good things for each other. When one has a birthday or reason to celebrate like a graduation take the others to find them a special present, or make them a special card. Promote their ability to praise one another and see each other’s strengths. This can also help them to see their own strengths and see the importance in showing the people we love how much they mean to us.

3. Spend some alone time with each child. This can be difficult, but it really only takes a little while. You don’t have to disappear with each kid for hours or days. Sometimes 15 minutes or half an hour is all that is necessary to make each child realize how important they are. Go for a walk, let one child help you make dinner. Sit with them and chat about their day. By showing them how important they are as individuals they will spend less time fighting over your affection and will spend more time building their own relationship with each other and with you without fearing that they are not as loved as their sibling.

Sibling rivalry is normal in many ways. It is when it gets to be too volatile that we need to pay attention and intervene. So watch and listen, but try not to worry too much.

Clearance Section!

Did you know we have a Clearance Section at The Boy’s Store? As we bring in new items for the changing season we like to push some of our older stock in to the Clearance Section. You can get items for as little as $6. So you can get Brand Name items, brand new, for less than $10.

You still get the great style, and dependability of a brand new name brand item, but you pay in many cases less than half the price of its original price! The Clearance Section is the perfect place to stock up on items you will need next season. Pick up a few shirts for school, pick up some pajamas for the holiday season. Do you go to a lot of babyshowers? Pick up a few incredibly cute items for very little money and keep them for your next present.

You can find just about anything in the Clearance Section. From socks and underwear to jackets and formal wear. Stock is constantly changing so you can find new items in the Clearance Section all the time. Be sure to check it out!

Easy Peasy Dinner!

We love to create dinners that are exciting, delicious, and SIMPLE!

How many of you are busy ALL DAY LONG  and come home at the end of the day and have ZERO interest in cooking? Well if you are anything like me you will want to try this fun and simple recipe.

I love to cook. However, I am so busy day in and day out that I can become very bored and irritated with the idea that I need to come home and cook a healthy and delicious meal for my family. I just don’t always have the energy, motivation, or inspiration to create!

Easy peasy dinner

If you want to try this fun recipe go check out the incredibly easy video recipe available at TipBuzz.

We love tacos and fajitas and make them regularly, but this recipe allows you to cook everything in one pan. This makes life so much simpler when you have such a busy day. Be sure to try this easy peasy dinner! You won’t regret it.