Monthly Archives: August 2010

Does your sibling connection sound like chalk scraping on a blackboard?

Does your sibling connection sound like chalk scraping on a blackboard. Brothers and sisters sometimes suffer serious sibling rivalry. Creedence Clearwater Revival spun into chaos when younger brother Tom Fogerty tried to dominate their music and older brother John Fogerty … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Child Who is the Favorite? Danger Zone for Families

How can young parents avoid a sibling “ I Hate you Story “ with their kids? .Make every child your favorite. Parents need to be impartial in every way, although this is a very difficult skill to learn with children. … Continue reading

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Siblings Injuring Each Other ?- Avoid Future ” I Hate You Story”

How do you avoid future sibling rivalry and “ I Hate You” stories as a parent? Intervene immediately when a child hits or injures another child. Don’t allow guilt to build up or a wound to fester and create a … Continue reading

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What Were The Rules in Your Family?

Every family has a set of laws for siblings : “Never mash spaghetti into your sister’s hair.” “Do not slug your brother.” “Always look out for your sister.” These rules allow the family to function. But many family rules are … Continue reading

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Do you have a sibling “ I Hate You Story” like Max in Where the Wild Things Are ?

Do you have a sibling “ I Hate You Story” like Max did in the 2009 Spike Jones film Where the Wild Things Are. His parents are divorced, and his mom is a single parent struggling to support Max and … Continue reading

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Heal the Sibling Wound That Festered Into Midlife

Sometimes siblings hurt us in childhood yet we were  able to let that hurt go. But with some other brothers and sisters, that injury turns into a lesion that festers  into midlife. If you are a person whose sibling wound … Continue reading

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It Takes A Village- Ask Extended Family to Help With Sibling Rivalry

If you are a parent who wants to steer clear of sibling rivalry among your kids -involve extended family. It does take a village Continue reading

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