How to react to a child’s conflict? Show respect for the conflict. Don’t minimize the problem.
Keep in mind their conflict matters just as much to your children as any dispute with a coworker, friend, or relative matters to you. Children need practice resolving their “childish” disputes so they can become grown-ups who can peacefully resolve their adult disputes. This is the work of childhood.Joanna Faber and Julie King
Parenting Wisdom from Tal Ben-Shahar