Wondering how to get friends to stop fighting? I'm sure you all know that even though kids love hanging out and playing with their friends the relationship can have a few (as my friend would put it) crispy moments. Here are two ways I like to solve the problem fast.
1. Take their ball and drop kick it as far as possible. I guarantee you they will instantly run after the ball as fast as possible.
2. Suddenly shout with delight "who is going to run to that tree and back (pointing to a tree far, far, far in the distance) before I count to 50!" Off they go, as fast as possible! I usually don't even need to finish counting.
When they return, panting, sweaty, out of breath, back at the picnic blanket, all squabbles will have been forgotten. If not, just repeat... Fast.
This is also good if you and your fellow mom friend just want to chat in peace.
Or maybe they are having trouble sharing? Try The Sharing Ball.