sibling rivalry

  1. Family Fun

    Games that older and younger siblings can play together

    Dr. Fran Walfish, Beverly Hills child-and-family psychotherapist and author of The Self-Aware Parent , says a certain amount of...
  2. School Age Kids

    Sibling rivalry stressors

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    Siblings are supposed to be best friends for life. But what if your kids spend more time at each other’s throats than hand-in-hand?...
  3. Teen Behavior

    Wish you'd stopped at one?

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    You love your children equally (hopefully), but they may not have quite as much love for each other. Sibling rivalry can be taxing...
  4. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Parenting Guru: Do you ignore sibling rivalry?

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    As I write this, two of my children are fighting for the same turf. The object of desire: a cushy loveseat. Kicking, screaming, hair...
  5. Child Development & Health

    Siblings sharing a room has benefits

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    Of course we want to give the best to our kids. The best start in life, the best nutrition, the best education, the best...
  6. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Coping with sibling rivalry

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    Sibling rivalry can be a tough family dynamic to work through, but there's an upside to those sibling struggles. Sibling rivalry is...
  7. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Sibling rivalry: The good, the bad and how to deal

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    If you have more than one child, odds are that you are already dealing with sibling rivalry to some extent. Sibling rivalry can...
  8. Preschoolers

    Sibling rivalry

    Sibling rivalry is as old as, well, the existence of siblings. While the strife between children can make parents want to jump from...
  9. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Real moms share: How I keep the peace in my home

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    There is a lot of love within a family, but there can also be a lot of tension, conflict and rivalry. Real moms share their...
  10. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Favoritism and sibling rivalry

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    How many times have you heard it? “It’s not fair!” Or “You let her do it. Why won’t you let me?!” Or the atom bomb of sibling...
  11. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Sibling rivalry/revelry

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    Listen to Your Mothers is a space to come together with the ones who understand the maternal struggle and joy best -- in the hopes...
  12. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Sibling rivalry: "Safe" conflict

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    One of the biggest challenges parents often face is dealing with sibling rivalry. No matter how hard you try to treat your children...
  13. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Sibling rivalry: Letting kids work it out

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    Sibling rivalry is frustrating for everyone -- parents and kids alike. Kids get angry with each other and lash out, and parents...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Is sibling rivalry a developmental phase?

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    Is sibling rivalry a developmental phase that all siblings go through? In every conflict, there are at least three sides: one side,...
  15. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Monday Mom challenge: Make peace with your siblings

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    Rare is the family that doesn't experience some level of sibling rivalry -- and it doesn't end when childhood ends. Even the closest...
  16. Child Development & Health

    Do you play favorites with your kids?

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    If you've never been asked by your offspring which of them is your favorite, it's only a matter of time. And though most of us are...
  17. Parenting Advice & Columns

    3 Ways to stop sibling playdate jealousy

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    The afternoon starts simply enough. One of your kids has a friend over for a playdate. Things are going fine for a little while and...
  18. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Dealing with fighting siblings

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    Before I had kids, I was so smug. I was sure I'd be such an excellent parent that my children would never argue. They just wouldn't....
  19. Super Mom Tips

    6 Tips to stop your kids from fighting

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    It's not easy to keep your cool when your kids are hurling insults (and sometimes furniture) at each other. "Stop fighting," you...
  20. Age by Age

    Don't treat siblings equally, treat them fairly

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    We spend a lot of time trying to give to our children equally. But maybe the focus needs to be instead on what's fair: some kids...