Make Each of Your Kids Feel Special

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Comparison and favoritism will also breed animosity in their relationship with one another. Sibling rivalry may naturally take place but you can avoid some of it by not making your children feel bad about the person they are.

Recognize and Praise Their Achievements

Although your children's achievements might differ, it's important to recognize them and praise them. For one child it might be an educational achievement and for another child it might be an athletic achievement. It is those very differences that need to be recognized and praised.

Children thrive on praise from their parents so make sure it is being handed out equally and sincerely. Children also recognize false praise. By appreciating their individual achievements your praise will be heartfelt and warmly received.

Treat Your Children Fairly

It can get tricky when it comes to treating your children fairly. It may seem that logically you should treat each child equally; however, that is not always the case. If you have one child who is 10 years old and another child who is 17 years old, they cannot possibly be treated equally. However, you can treat them fairly.