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> Another thought is encourage them to talk out their problems. Do not get involved at all unless it is totally necessary. They need to learn to work these things out without intervention.
Currently, their method for working it out is to go back-and-forth saying the same thing "is too" -- "is not" kind of thing getting louder and louder until one of them screems at the top of their lungs and the other one stomps off crying. Typically, these roles are cast as girl-A does the yelling and girl-B does the crying.
This doesn't seem like they will learn to work it out using this model. When in this process would you get involved and what would you say and ask them to do...