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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Young Parents Can Avoid Inception of Sibling Rivalry

Want to avoid sibling rivalry in your growing family. Involve dads more. One thing the baby boomer generation has taught us is to involve men more in the parenting process. Since siblings means two, it takes a couple of engaged … Continue reading

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How Do Mom’s and Dad’s Stop Sibling Rivalry ?-Team Spirit

How do parents of young children avoid sibling rivalry? Create a team spirit . When they are children, siblings need to learn how to act as a team. As they grow up, their team will have to be reconstituted many … Continue reading

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Is There a Disconnect Between You and Your Sibling?

Are you ready for a change in your sibling story? Many times we are conflicted about our siblings. We may have an “ I Hate You” story about them- but in midlife or any time – we may want to … Continue reading

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