Monthly Archives: March 2011

Steps, Bloods and Halves, Make Your Young Siblings a Team

Whether they are bloods halves or steps, team building start when you are a young family and lasts a lifetime Continue reading

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Avoid a Sibling Nuclear Meltdown- Teach empathy

As a parent teach and model empathy to avoid temporary— or life long nuclear meltdowns between siblings. Continue reading

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Elderly Parents Most at Risk in a Disaster- Have a Midlife Family Team Meeting About How to Prepare

After Katrina, now Japan – we all need to be prepared. The elderly suffered the greatest loss in both disasters because they cannot get out rapidly. Continue reading

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Raise Young Siblings Without Warfare-Build Team Spirit

As children a siblings need to learn how to act as a team As they get older, their team will have to be reconstituted many times—for rituals, for rites of passage, and to take care of aging parents- which will be you if you are a baby boomer Continue reading

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Gen X Parents- Hold Family Meetings to Build Sib Harmony

Family meetings with children help open lines of communication so rules are heard and siblings have less reason to fight, hurt each other, or suffer long-term sibling wounds Continue reading

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Raise Kids on Good Sibiling Rules- Not Silent Bad Ones

What we have learned from our midlife “I Hate You” stories is that not saying family rules out loud can be lethal to a sibling relationship. Rules have to be fair, yet they can’t be silent. Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry Delivered With New baby-Ways to a Safe Birth

If a new baby arrives, all the older siblings, who are no longer that special baby ,probably don’t feel very feel there’s enough love to spread around in the overflowing family nest. Continue reading

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