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Control the Chaos

Control the Chaos

"Mom, she won't stop touching me!" "Dad, he stole my video game!" Any parent with more than one child will inevitably experience some sibling fighting and rivalry ... sometimes quite a lot of it. But even though it's normal, there are ways you can control the chaos.

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