I’m totally jinxing this by writing it, but our nine-year-old son and seven-year-old get along very well.
Of course, they fight sometimes, especially at night when they’re tired and cranky, but overall they enjoy spending time together and we’re glad they (mostly) enjoy each other’s company.
Is it because they’re close in age? Is it because we have one boy and one girl? Is it because of how we parent them? NO IDEA!
But in this week’s parenting column, I’m chatting about five specific things I do to ensure our son and daughter are best buddies, from scheduling hacks to sneaky ultimatums.