Change Language When Asking Siblings To Pitch In

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Change Language When Asking Siblings To Pitch In

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An excerpt by Lee Woodruff

 

Tips for minimizing sibling squabbles

 

Change language when asking siblings to pitch in, and be really specific. Instead of asking “Can you do this?” try your version of “Dad needs to go to the cardiologist on April 1 at 11 a.m. Please make arrangements to take him. Here is the doctor's number, and I told Dad you'd call and confirm with him tonight.”

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