Do you encourage your children to walk away from each other when they are angry? Mine (3 and 5) are having a hard time occasionally, and while DD can be rational, her little brother is in total caveman mode at the moment. Very rarely it escalates and one of them pushes, shoves, stomps, etc. Last night I suggested to DD that when she gets that angry, she should turn around and walk away so she doesn't make a choice she will regret. She's a total rule follower, but she does have a temper. But now I am wondering whether telling her to walk away was bad advice, and that they won't learn to settle issues on their own.
I do have to admit, I am not one that lets them just battle it out without parental intervention. They are young, and I think they need guidance to learn how to deal with arguments. I try to walk a fine line and not get too involved, but I definitely don't just let them go at it and hope they work it out.