Parenting is no easy task. Getting your kids to listen, behave, and get along with their siblings can sometimes be a struggle.
Verlonda Jackson knows how it goes, seeing as her two kids don't get along at all. Or at least, she didn't think they did.
Ava, 3, and Tariq, 5, didn't seem to get along when they were home together before Tariq started school.
"They fight over whose turn it is with the iPad, who has more time with the iPad, and who is better at whatever game they are currently playing on the iPad," Jackson said. "They fight over who got the bigger piece of cake, more frosting, the better plate. They call each other names and dole out insults like “you’re a butt” and “no YOU’RE a butt.” Sometimes the fighting makes me want to scream or cry, or both. I wonder what I’m doing wrong as a parent, and I lament the fact that two of the people I love the most don’t seem to like each other at times."
When Tariq started school, Verlonda was unsure as to how her kids would react. But after the first day, she knew everything would be okay.