Sibling Rivalry

What is sibling rivalry and how can help your kids know that they're loved despite the natural competition? Here's how to nurture your kids with plenty of advice for social, psychological, and relationship wellness.

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My Teenager Is So Mean to His Little Sister—Is This Normal Sibling Behavior or Bullying?'s "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says some sibling conflicts count as bullying and need to be addressed. Helping the meaner sibling better understand their behaviors can be the first step in making behavior change.
My Older Child Isn't Bonding With Her Baby Sibling, How Do I Encourage Her to Care?
We all hope our children will be "more than siblings," and have true friendships. But there's only so much we can do.'s "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., says for young children with a baby sibling, they need plenty of time, attention, and connection to feel secure in their big sibling role.
This is How Sibling Dynamics Can Change as Your Kids Grow Up
In this week's 'Teen Talk' column, a young adult explains how his relationship with his older sister changed as they got older, and what parents can do to foster healthy long-term friendships between their kids.
Science Says Second-Born Kids Are Most Likely to Behave Badly, Even Into Adulthood
Second-born boys, specifically, are more prone to behavioral problems starting in childhood, according to a new study on how birth order affects kids.
Mom Writes Heartfelt Post About the Guilt in Parenting Her Middle Child
Do you relate to this mom's missive about the guilt she feels about giving her middle child less attention than her other children?
How to Prep Your Children for a Pregnancy with a New Partner
We've got eight tips for making your pregnancy announcement with a new partner go smoothly for your children from previous relationships.

More Sibling Rivalry

Pink Throws Daughter a 'Big Sister Party' After Welcoming Baby Jameson
Willow got to officially celebrate big sisterhood with an adorable party to mark her new role in the family.
Let's Turn Sibling Conflicts into Growth Opportunities
Our instinct may be to separate our kids when they get into spats, but maybe we should be viewing these fights as an opportunity to help them develop some much-needed life skills.
Community Expert Q&A: Sibling Rivalry with Lori Gillaspie

Lori Gillaspie coordinates the Childbirth Education Program for Community Health Network's three Indianapolis hospitals.