Dr. Jim Burns, author and founder of Homeword, joins us on this episode to talk about one of biggest issues parents struggle with. He gives some practical advice on how to handle sibling rivalry and gives insight on how to see it in a positive light—as an opportunity to raise adults who know how to handle conflict.


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The goal is not to eliminate sibling rivalry but to shift those conflict situations to help your kids better navigate what conflict should really look like. When the fights happen, take a deep breath and remember this an opportunity for you to step in and help your kids learn how to handle conflict in the best way.


Sibling rivalry teaches kids how to handle conflict when a parent coaches them through it.
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To become a responsible adult, kids need to learn to handle conflict.
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Getting along is not easy for a kid, and parents think it should be. It’s not easy for adults.
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Good parenting is a continual dialogue that starts at birth and continues indefinitely.
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Dr. Jim Burns 


President & Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University.

Carlos Whittaker, Parent Cue Live Host 


Carlos is an author, speaker, and content creator living in Nashville, TN with his wife Heather and 3 kids Sohaila, Seanna, and Losiah. He is addicted to social media, his wife’s enchiladas, and is determined to have his daughters teach him to land a backflip on the trampoline by the time he is 45.

Kristen Ivy - Parent Cue Live Host 


Kristen is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange, Director of The Phase Project, and co-author of Playing For Keeps and It’s Just a Phase – So Don’t Miss It. She combines her degree in secondary education with a Master of Divinity and lives with her husband, Matt, and their three children, Sawyer,  Hensley, and Raleigh, in Cumming, GA.

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