How to Fight: Healthy Conflict Resolution

Toddler Purgatory

Dec 20 2022 • 46 mins

Does it seem like all of your arguments with your kids end in tears and slamming doors rather than solutions? We can't rid our lives of disagreements and conflicts with our little ones, but we can "fight" constructively, aka, with the gloves on.  Blaire and Molly discuss: Blaire's cap on gentle parenting Methods for helping your child describe their problems Problem-solving baseball Waiting until everyone's big feelings have subsided a little is key to making progress in conflict resolution. Then it's time to give your child the tools to describe their feelings, as they likely have very little practice doing so thus far. Links! Juliann Garey for Child Mind Institute: "Teaching Kids How to Deal With Conflict" Katie Hurley for PBS Kids for Parents: "5 Strategies to Help Kids Resolve Conflict" Child Mind Institute: "Complete Guide to Managing Behavior Problems" Special thanks to our sponsors for this month: DockAtot is the premium lifestyle brand made for the modern parent, with elegant cushions, swaddlers, and more. Get 15% off at with the code LAUGHING. Honeylove shapewear is the secret sauce you need for your everyday wardrobe. Get 20% off at with the code LAUGHING.  Misfits Market is an affordable online grocery service that makes shopping easy, quick, and fun. Visit by Dec. 31st to get 30% off your first order. Ready, Set, Food! helps prevent food allergies in children. Go to & use code TODPURGS for 15% off your first order.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit