Tag: sibling rivalry

Long Awaited Match Ends in Surprising Turn of Events

Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to tonight’s event.  We have an exciting matchup this evening that’s been a long time in the making.  These two opponents have what can only be described as an intriguing history with one another.  The lightweight contender, Justus “Juggy” Hendrickson, considered by many the underdog, has begun a transformation in the

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An Only Child Learning How to Raise Sisters

I’ve always said that I’ll consider myself a successful mom if my children grow up to be kind and compassionate human beings. With this goal in mind, I’ve been quite dismayed to witness the indifference and sometimes aggression that my three year old has had towards her baby sister. When the baby was born we

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Fighting Sibs: Should parents even bother to intervene?!

I think a lot about the relationship between my two sons. A lot. I want them to be friends, but I know siblings fight. I don’t want to constantly intervene, because I think one of the gifts of having siblings is practicing how to problem solve and compromise, but I don’t want them to think

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Should siblings be allowed to play-fight?

The scene:  I walk into the living room after hearing some screaming to find my 4 year old with his 2 year old brother in his lap, both on the floor. My older son’s arms and legs are totally wrapped around his brother, and he’s rocking him back and forth, side to side, shouting “TRAP!

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Teaching kids to share…sometimes

I’d like you to put yourself in the following scenario: You’re a teacher, on your lunch break. You are making copies of a math quiz for your class to take tomorrow. Halfway through your copying, a fellow teacher stands really close to you, very much in your personal space. She sighs loudly and says “Are

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Wisdom Wednesday

Keeping things “fair” between siblings When I was pregnant with my second child, I was really on top of the whole “building positive sibling bonds” thing. I bought Nate a doll with his own bottle, diaper and bib. I read “Siblings Without Rivalry” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish three times. We took books out of

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