One of his main points was that it was GOOD for the siblings to argue. It taught them to learn how to deal with conflict resolution and overall social skills...ummmmmm yeah. Just about the last thing I'm thinking about when we're in the car going ANYWHERE is how well the kids are developing their social skills.
Today alone, the amount of yelling, screaming, fighting and craziness was off the charts between the kids...and that was just getting out of the driveway. Our three year old kept screaming for a toy that our five year old wouldn't give to her. Our five year old kept barking like a dog and it was driving our seven year old nuts. Our seven year old kept hitting our five year old on the head with his backpack while our nine year old kept yelling at all of them to stop so he could ask me a question.
Ahhhhhh yes. Social skills. I would like to invite the guy from the radio to sit in the car with us the next time we take the kids to go anywhere. I don't think he has a stopwatch fast enough to keep up with the "conflict resolution" these four can dish out.
I sure do hope he's right and the kids really will be better off in the end though. Lord only knows they'll have a lot of practice...screaming, fighting, barking and all.