Back to School Sibling Rivalry

  • Are your kids back to school yet sibling rivalry makes balancing work- life and family hell?If you as a mom and dad compare your kids this can lead to sibling strife.Important Tip

    Don’t compare siblings. That pits the two kids against each other.The B or C child never feels like she/he was your “ favorite”, and can feel green-eyed with jealousy towards the A student’s brother or sister lasting a lifetime.

    Deep down inside these feelings of sibling rivalry spring from comparisons the parents began when their kids were little. If you want to avoid habits that spawn sibling rivalry in school-aged kids, don’t pit one against the other.

     

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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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