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Video: Siblings: Friends or Rivals?

May 27, 2013 | The Main Dish, Posts with Videos | 0 comments

Summer is upon us, and this means that our children are likely to spend a lot more time with their siblings, if they've got them. Here are 3 quick tips for fostering good sibling relationships.

Ah, siblings. My kids, 22 months apart, are good friends more often than not. But if history repeats itself I know that the upcoming summer break is likely to test their love, to put it mildly. Most siblings do fight;  social scientists have consistently recorded high levels of hostility in sibling relationships relative to other relationships. But I want my kids to be kind to each other, especially if they are spending most of their time together!

Fortunately, there are things we can do to make that happen. This quick video shares a few ways to increase the odds our kids get along well.

© 2013 Christine Carter, Ph.D.

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