Any parent with more than one child knows that sometimes you feel more like a referee than a parent. One minute your children are playing peacefully together, and the next minute they are screaming at one another.
Hug It Out, by Louis Thomas is shows the reality of sibling rivalry in a fresh and funny way, but also shows us that there needs be a resolution to the conflict and sometimes siblings just have to "hug it out."
Brother and sister, Woody and Annie, have been fighting and mom has had enough. When the attempts for them to tell each other they are sorry don't work, she pulls out all of the stops and tells them to "hug it out." It's not just once, but many times they have to "hug it out" that afternoon because of all of their squabbles. So after many hugs, they decide to call a truce to avoid yet another icky hug. However it doesn't take long for them to miss that newfound closeness. And soon they're looking for something to fight about so they can hug it out once more!
For all of us that are looking for a way to get our kids to stop the fighting, you will love that this book shows them just what to do when you have an argument with your sibling. Just "hug it out."