Category Archives: sibling rivalry

Step Siblings, Blood Siblings- Will it Be a :Summer Family Reuinion or Family Meeting

Did those step siblings who entered your life when Mom divorced Dad and married again, destroy your warm family nest? Continue reading

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Are You and Your Midlife Siblings Going to Spoil The Fourth of July Barbeque?

Celebrations like today’s family Fourth of July barbeque or gathering are not time to discuss family /sibling problems. This is true especially if there is lots of alcohol involved. Continue reading

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What Is a Sibling Family Meeting? Fast Flash Directions

A sibling family meeting is a conference between sibling to solve large or small sibling problems . Continue reading

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How to Avoid Sibling Wars With Your Kids- Family Meetings

Family meetings are an excellent tool for letting you listen to both sides of a sibling argument. They provide a safe arena where you can impose rules about each person taking a turn to express his or her viewpoint. Continue reading

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Can Young Siblings Help Care for Grandma? Ask NPR

NPR has an excellent new series – Family Matters . A recent segment covered young siblings Lauren and Chris supporting their great grandmother Continue reading

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Midlife Sibling War on Memorial Day Barbecue? Get a Fire Extinguisher.

  Are you dreading the Memorial Day family barbeque?  .Will your estranged brother be manning the barbeque while you drink too much beer? Are you a midlife sibling at war with sister or brother? Worse than that, do you feel … Continue reading

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Is There Sibling Violence in Your Family?

Violence between brothers was the most common among siblings. In fact the rates of injuries with weapons was highest with brothers.

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Are You Creating Sibling Rivalry by Comparing Twins?

Dylan crawled first while Liam did a swimming stroke on the floor. Liam crawled a month later. Their parents worried about the delay .So I started to look into how one twin sibling meeting developmental phase before the other affects twin siblings. Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry Stunning in Dowtown Abbey

Sibling Rivalry  is key to Downton Abbey. I arrived late to the soapish series -but fell hard. I was glued each Sunday like my mother to As The World Turns in the 50’s. I am jonesing now that the second … Continue reading

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Late Life Remarriage=I Am My Own In- Law?

Get ready for the future. In twenty-first century midlife, not only do we frequently get divorced and remarried, but our aging parents do as well. Sometimes shockingly, we may acquire unexpected stepsiblings through a parent’s unforeseen late-life marriage. Continue reading

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