In this week’s podcast episode of Parenting with Truth and Grace, we talk about the main strategy we used to raise siblings that not only got along, but relationally thrived with each other. You can listen to the podcast here. Also, if you haven’t already subscribed, why don’t you subscribe now so you automatically get each week’s newest episode?
Has it ever happened at you house? Little brother is bugging big brother and you can hear them going at it verbally. You try to ignore it, but it continues. Then in predictable fashion the back and forth escalates and big brother winds up hurting his younger sibling. The younger one, crying, comes running to you, “Mom! Billy hit me really hard.”
Of course you didn’t see the whole thing, but you still take it out on the older sibling because… well because they are the older one! After all they should know better… Right?!?!
In today’s podcast we discuss a principle and strategy that we’ve used with all of our kids as they’ve grown up. It’s allowed us to raise kids that get along in a healthy way (not perfectly by any stretch!). But it’s also provided an avenue to disciple our children in the area of servant leadership, authority, and humility.
We call it Age Hierarchy and we know it works. We trained others to do this with amazing results. We hope you will listen to this episode and tell us what you think. We’ll be doing a more in depth training on sibling affection at a later date. But for now, we hope you will enjoy this episode of Parenting with Truth & Grace!