Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to stop the fighting & raise friends for life

USD $25.99


**This is a recording of a Live Presentation given at the Institute of Child Psychology’s 2021 Children’s Mental Health Conference. As it is a Live recording, please note that there may be unscheduled technical difficulties, pauses/breaks, as well as reading of comments which you may not be able to see.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to stop the fighting & raise friends for life.

Every parent with more than two children is sometimes challenged by sibling competition, squabbling and full-blown fighting. Unfortunately, most parents don’t know how to intervene constructively, so they jump in to solve the problem with blame and punishment, making the sibling rivalry worse. In this Workshop, you’ll learn what the research says about how to intervene in sibling fights to help kids learn to fight in ways that bring them closer, and how to foster communication that avoids fights altogether.

Clients challenged by their children often resort to old-fashioned reward and threat strategies, from yelling to timeouts and other consequences. But the most effective parenting tool is always the relationship with, not control over, the child. By emphasizing parental self-regulation, strengthening the parent’s connection with each child, and welcoming emotions while setting limits, the Peaceful Parenting approach offers hope for frustrated parents who wish their kids could just stop fighting and get along.


  • Reduce the parental behaviors that increase Sibling Rivalry
  • Empower clients to create a peaceful family culture and help their children forge a close, lifelong sibling bond.
  • Teach parents to intervene constructively in sibling conflict.
  • Transform clients’ relationships with their children with preventive maintenance rituals, like purposeful roughhousing, special time, and scheduled meltdowns, that help children self-regulate.
  • Adapt mindfulness techniques to help parents become more aware of their emotions in the moment so they can intervene more effectively.


  • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION with 3.0 instructional hours & successful completion of a short quiz.
  • RESOURCESAccess to several mental health and parenting resources.
  • SUPPORT:​ Access to the institute should any questions arise.

This presentation is appropriate for parents, educators, child care professionals, caregivers, and mental health professionals.

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3 Hours



Age Group

2-17 Years

Instructor Information

Dr. Laura Markham

Dr. Laura Markham trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Columbia University, but she's also a mom, so she understands kids -- and parents! She uses her Ph.D. to translate proven science and child-development research into the practical solutions you need for the family life you want. One of the nation’s leading parenting experts, Jennifer Kolari, is a highly sought- after international speaker and the founder of Connected Parenting. A child and family therapist with a busy practice based in San Diego and Toronto, Kolari is also the author of Connected Parenting: How to Raise A Great Kid(Penguin Group USA and Penguin Canada, 2009) and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting (Penguin Canada, 2011). Oprah has endorsed her work as revolutionary and life-changing.  As an international speaker, she speaks at events around the globe, spreading her message of conscious parenting and mindful living. She also has a private practice where she consults with families and couples. 

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