First, it made me realize that just because my kids fight like maniacs now, they won't necessarily do so when older
Umm, yeah maybe they won't. But . . . my sister is 11 mo older than me and we fought non-stop growing up, and sorry to say it, but we still get into conflicts VERY OFTEN (read almost every time we see each other).
We are very close, but very different, and very close in age. So I don't know if that's it.
From my experience I think it is important for...