Sibling Rivalry

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In this section we will go on to discuss over the coming months, what are healthy family relationships? Sibling Rivalry – what is it? is it normal?



Further Information: Useful Links

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Further Information: Recommended Reading

Three Shoes, One Sock and No Hairbrush: Everything You Need to Know About Having Your Second Child by Rebecca Abrams (2001)
If you can get hold of this book still it is worth reading before you have a second child. Some people say it is a bit negative but I think it has some very useful advice and thoughts about the reality of having a new sibling in the house especially if your oldest is under 5 years.


Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (2012)
This book is written by the same authors of ‘How to talk so kids will Listen’ series. Although these books were written 20 years+ ago they are still full of wisdom and recommended reading. ‘Siblings Without Rivalry’ challenges the idea that constant conflict between siblings is natural and unavoidable. With this book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Avoid comparisons and the perils of equality
  • Intervene helpfully and step away at the right time
  • Encourage good feeling between your children



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Last updated:  Tuesday 17th March, 2015