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Sibling Conflict

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It Is Not a Parent's Job to Solve All of a Child's Problems

Posted on 3/29/2016

Q: We have a 7-year-old son and two girls ages 9 and 6. The girls are gifted academically and athletically. He simply can’t keep up with them. They’re even better at bike-riding. As a result, he...

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Jealous Sibling and Words of Wisdom for Toddler's Parents

Posted on 6/23/2015

Living with Children John Rosemond Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: My 24-month-old is constantly wanting to be in her newborn baby brother’s face, poking and touching him. How can...

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What to Do When Older Sister Is Mean to Younger Sister

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our older daughter continues to be a source of hurt to her younger sister. They are three years apart and both teens. They are both well liked in the community, praised by teachers, active in...

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Sibling Conflict

Posted on 1/5/2017

In regards to siblings and tattling. Do you have any ideas other than the "if nobody is hurt no tattling" rule.

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Sibling screaming!

Posted on 1/3/2017

4 year old daughter who can be very controlling and possessive and a just turned 2 year old son who screams now every time his sister approaches him. They are attached at the hip and look for...

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8 yo, No Quick Fixes for Discipline Problems

Posted on 11/21/2016

Our 8 1/2 year old daughter has not changed any of her undesirable behaviors. These include being irresponsible with schoolwork, unkind to her sister, ruining her clothes/ most other items,...

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Toddler Sibling Conflict

Posted on 11/2/2016

We have 3 boys - 3 years old, 2 years old, and 10 months old. Our second son has recently been hitting, biting, pushing and kicking his brothers (not other kids when we are out). He is also a very...

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10 year old with low frustration

Posted on 10/20/2016

10 year old daughter (middle child) is bright, athletic, does well in school and no behavior problems at school. Can be delightful, but extremely mean to younger sister (states because she annoys...

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Ten year old with multiple issues

Posted on 10/1/2016

Adopted Female child age 10; neglect and multiple traumas, sexual abuse. She is in complete safety for 4+ years now, yet she is Hypersensitive, intense, social issues, cannot get along with...

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Preschool Sibling Relationships

Posted on 9/22/2016

how to improve sibling relationship with preschool children?

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Sibling Relationships

Posted on 9/21/2016

John I am conducting a workshop about sibling relationships. We are in a Montessori environment and talking at the Primary age level of 2-6. An information about easing the new baby into the...

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Kids Won't Stop Fighting!

Posted on 8/29/2016

My children will not stop fighting. These fights are typical sibling things, but it is making me crazy and I need some tips on how to work this out. Also, my girls fight over me and this is very...

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