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I have 2 daughters and I’m trying to raise them equaly so there’s no rivalry later in life. Sometimes it’s hard when one achieves and you throw the attention and praise on that particular one while the other stands by with nothing to show. My mother-in-law provided me with an answer I would like to share with you which has worked for us over the years. When there’s an achievement in your child’s life, have a special dinner and go around the dinner table that night one by one with everyone commenting on their personal achievement big or small for that week. We clap and cheer and it really uplifts everyone’s morale’s and we all get on with being a happy family welcoming success within our loving home.


Posted by sizzlingcool, 13th November 2013


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  • Great idea, I have 4 children under six and even at this age they get upset if attention and praise is not shared equally.

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  • I have a son and a daughter and they are shocking. Rivalry overload. Thank you for this tip, i will be trying it

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  • great story to read

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  • That’s a great idea to recognise everyone’s efforts.

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  • I love this idea as my son who is 2yrs old doesn’t like I am getting so excited over his litter sister rolling or putting her head up or making sounds she is only 5 months currently but this way I should praise him also for the little things he does like helping taking in the dishes to the sink. Thank you for sharing this tip

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  • That’s a great idea. I have 4 girls so will have to keep it in mind for the future as my eldest is only 6.

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  • what a wonderful idea that is

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  • Interesting idea, thanks for sharing. I have 3 sons and there is already rivalry between my oldest 2 aged 6 and 4.

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