Today I employed a means of conflict resolution that I haven't had to use for awhile. The kids hate it, because they love to pull parents into their fray, but this alleviates that problem. They had borrowed a tv series from friends. They've seen it several times before, but were not on the same episode, so they started to fight over the tv. I could have tried to figure out the "fair" solution. That's always a no win situation. Instead, I told them they either agree, or no one watches. They continued to fight and I said, "Ok, that's it! Turn it off." One stumped off to the bedroom, crying. The other found something else to do. Approximately a half hour later, I heard the tv. They were both peacefully watching. Neither was upset anymore, and I wasn't accused of favoritism.