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Mad Men Season 5- Will there be Rebellious 60’s Siblings?

But one great social change in the Madmen plot, that isn’t talked, about much is the change in the lives of siblings. Siblings rules in the 40’s and 50’s included to be seen not heard and never rebel, rules that icy Betsy Draper imposes on Sally and Dick 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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Kim Iverson Wants to Know About Sibling Rivalry

Was interviewed last night about midlife sibling rivalry by radio Host Kim Iverson on the Your Time with Kim Iverson show. A sibling connection silenced by sibling rivalry can sound like chalk scraping on a blackboard . Creedence Clearwater Revival, … Continue reading

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Are you a sibling who is dreading Thanksgiving?

Is your family gathering in the planning stages of turkey day and you are already thinking of ditching to avoid a sibling? Holidays can sometimes trigger old brother or sister hurts that never healed. Joy to the World can turn … 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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