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  • Understanding Fighting between children and siblings

    By Raising Children Network - By understanding WHY children fight, you'll be better positioned not only to reduce fights, but to encourage cooperation among siblings. Good work here, since it includes differences between why kids fight based on age groups. (Added: 5-Nov-2014 Hits: 607 )
  • Sibling Rivalry and Relationships - Teen Issues

    By na - Have you ever wondered how teenage siblings who are the best of friends one moment, can hate each other so intensely the next? Sibling rivalry is something that even the best of families will encounter at some point. Life is full of rivalry or competition and the teenage years are no exception. Although we hate to see our children fighting, sibling rivalry is a way for teenagers to learn appropriate behaviors for getting along with others. It gives them a chance to experiment with and deal with situations they may encounter with other people outside of their family. Of course, if rivalry gets physical it should be stopped immediately before any further harm is done. (Added: 6-Apr-2012 Hits: 610 )

    By NA - children may feel jealous and left out, but they may also feel a great deal of pride and affection for their new sister or brother. Here are five ideas based on current research that can help promote good sibling relations. (Added: 26-Nov-2003 Hits: 827 )
  • Can Sibling Rivalry Be Useful

    By NA - As useful as sibling conflict may be in teaching our children these important skills, your family can only tolerate a certain amount of conflict, so it helps to keep it under control. To do so, you need a good understanding of the many factors that affect the frequency and severity of disagreements between brothers and sisters. (Added: 26-Nov-2003 Hits: 987 )
  • NNCC How to Stop Sibling Rivalry

    By NA - Sibling rivalry is a routine part of growing up in families, but when that fighting turns into constant arguments, fights, and the creation of some potentially dangerous situations, it should be dealt with. Here are some tips to reduce your frustration over quarrelsome siblings and lessen the fighting too. (Added: 26-Nov-2003 Hits: 1231 )
  • Sibling rivalry 'good for children'

    By Amelia Hill - Interesting take. I'd be cautious about these research findings: It's the news that parents, tired of beseeching unruly children to play nicely together, have been longing to hear: sibling rivalry can boost mental and emotional development, increase maturity and enhance social skills. Parents need have no concern even if the arguments get worse as the children get older Ė as long as they also increase their verbal sophistication and, once all vitriol is spent and tears spilt, learn to resolve their differences without one child submitting to the other. (Added: 6-Apr-2012 Hits: 577 )
  • Your Child | Sibling Rivalry

    By University of Michigan - Sibling rivalry is the jealousy, competition and fighting between brothers and sisters. It is a concern for almost all parents of two or more kids. Problems often start right after the birth of the second child. Sibling rivalry usually continues throughout childhood and can be very frustrating and stressful to parents. There are lots of things parents can do to help their kids get along better and work through conflicts in positive ways. Read on for tips and resources to help you keep the peace at your house. (Added: 23-Jan-2006 Hits: 1294 )
  • Oh Brother! Managing Sibling Rivalries in Adults

    By Phyllis Kramer Hirschkop - Sibling rivalry doesn't disappear just because kids become adults, and can interfere with ongoing care of the parents as they age. Here's the scoop on siblings that don't get along, and how that can affect elderly parents. (Added: 5-Nov-2014 Hits: 549 )
  • Sibling Rivalry in Adulthood: How Sisters and Brothers Can Stop Conflict From Driving Them Apart -

    By Elizabeth Bernstein - Sibling rivalry is a normal aspect of childhood, experts say. Our siblings are our first rivals. They competed with us for the love and attention of the people we needed most, our parents, and it is understandable that we occasionally felt threatened. Much of what is written about sibling rivalry focuses on its effects during childhood. But our sibling relationships are often the longest of our lives, lasting 80 years or more. Several research studies indicate that up to 45 percent of adults have a rivalrous or distant relationship with a sibling. (Added: 6-Apr-2012 Hits: 803 )
  • Sibling Rivalry

    By n a - Find out why your children are fighting and how you can help when they disagree. Some good tips for helping your kids to get along are also included. (Added: 11-Dec-2008 Hits: 2329 )
  • Parents: How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry

    By James Lehman - A few of the suggestions in this article on sibling rivalry: Be alert to bullying since that is NOT normal sibling rivalry, defuse jealousy, and don't settle all sibling disagreements, since they need to learn how to do that between them. (Added: 5-Nov-2014 Hits: 506 )
  • How To Make Peace With Your Mother-In-Law

    By Becky Sweat - Conflict with your mother-in-law causes tension for your children, husband and the rest of your family. Learn how to ease the conflicts and have a peaceful relationship with your mother-in-law. (Added: 12-Dec-2008 Hits: 3005 )

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