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 parents to get ahead of sibling conflict. As women went back to work in droves in the 1950s and 1960s,they began to expect dads to take a more active role in parenting. This involvement has been very slow to develop. Generation X moms and dads continue, like their baby boomer parents, both to be employed and frantically try to balance the sometimes tearing claws of work and family. Sibling rivalry and warfare can be mitigated by not having one parent do it all, especially when that one parent is a working mom or dad. Single ,Mom’s can do it but having two parents who are both engaged in the tasks of parenting helps sibling rivalry.


About momlovesyoubest

Cathy Cress holds an MSW in Aging from U.C. Berkeley. Her new book Mom Loves You Best, Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships , New Horizon Press, was published October 2010. Cress’s book , Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Jones and Bartlett, is the bible of geriatric care management and is out out in a third edition in February 2011 .Her book Care Managers, Working With the Aging Family, Jones and Bartlett,2008 is one of the few major books on the aging family. Ms. Cress is the founder of GCM Consult ,working with small and national who want to add or launch GCM businesses. She is on the faculty at the University of Florida in their on line master’s in geriatric care management -GCM . She has taught geriatric care management at San Francisco State University , UC Berkeley and teaches at Cabrillo College and San Mateo College. She was founder and director of Cresscare, a GCM business, for 25 years.
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