Tag: Siblings Without Rivalry

The view from above

  Several months ago, our eleven-year-old suddenly morphed from a little kid into a tweenager.  This (literal and figurative) development thrilled Lili and terrified us.  Shortly thereafter, we discovered that my clothes and shoes fit her, another milestone which delighted her but struck fear into my heart.  Lil now calls everyone “bruh” and does a

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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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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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