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Healthy sibling relationships

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“Will they ever be friends?”       This was my wife talking as she took a deep breath and waded into the murky waters of another noisy sibling fight in our home. Like many couples in the 1980’s we had three children quite close together, which we’ve since learned tends to increase the likelihood of sibling competition.    Fast-forward two decades it’s pleasing to see that the three siblings enjoy relatively close relationships, often turning to each other rather than their parents when problems and issues arise.   Like world peace, family harmony is an admirable concept worthy of aspiration but well nigh impossible to attain.  It seems that kids in families are programmed to fight with each other, but also parents have the power to facilitate learning.   When parents take an active approach to help...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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