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  • Family Life
    Sibling Rivalry
    Your Child and the New Baby: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    Your Child and the New Baby: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back Q-tip Arrange special treats or special events that aren't appropriate for babies, but that your older child can enjoy. At least occasionally offer special foods, or special outings, ...
  • Family Life
    Sibling Rivalry
    Your Child and His New Sibling: Baby Love?
    Your Child and His New Sibling: Baby Love? Childproofing NEVER leave your baby alone or unwatched where your older child can reach her. Your baby's room should be not only babyproof, but childproof as well, preventing your older child from going...
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    Baby Showers
    Top 10 Gifts for Moms Expecting Twins
    Searching for the perfect baby shower gift for twins? These creative and practical ideas will bring the multiples-mom-to-be double the joy. If you have twins, please tell us in the comments area what items you found most useful. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Family Life
    Parent/Child Relationships
    The Arrival of a Rival: Bringing Home Baby #2
    The Arrival of a Rival: Bringing Home Baby #2 Q-tip If presents arrive for the new baby, let your older child open the packages. Many of your friends and relatives—especially those who are parents themselves—may be savvy enough to send small...
  • Talking to Your Toddler about a New Sibling
    Planning Siblings
    Fair Warning: Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling
    Fair Warning: Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling Q-tip Especially if you have a young child, try to avoid telling her too early. By the time the baby comes, your older child may be totally bored with the whole idea. No matter how you decide ...
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    Sibling Rivalry
    Sibling Struggles
    Sibling Struggles Where are most tensions in the household? Between siblings, of course! Brothers and sisters share parents, family, love, jealousy, resentment, admiration, and, a lot of times, a bedroom. You can help keep tensions to a minimum....
  • Family Life
    Sibling Rivalry
    "That's Not Fair!" -- Equal Treatment for Boys and Girls
    "That's Not Fair!" -- Equal Treatment for Boys and Girls If your kids frequently cry that you're unfair, you ought to examine how you're handling things. Equal treatment among siblings is an important goal to strive for. Research reported in a ...
  • Family Life
    Sibling Rivalry
    Sibling Stories: Moving Beyond the Battleground
    Sibling Stories: Moving Beyond the Battleground A Conversation with Adele FaberSiblings confound us with their dedication to making each other's lives a living hell. As parents, our feeble brains may remind us that "all kids fight," but our heart...
    Katy Abel
  • Family Life
    Sibling Rivalry
    Rivalry Between Sisters
    Sibling rivalry is at its worst when the younger child outshines the older sibling. ...
  • Family Life
    Sibling Relationships
    Teasing in the Home
    Ask your older children to put themselves in your little guy's place. Sometimes children don't realize how painful words can be. Try to talk about these things when you and the kids are alone and relaxed, perhaps just before bed. ...
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    Parent/Child Relationships
    7 Essential Rules for a Happy Family Life
    Here are some basic rules to make it easier to maintain a loving family dynamic, whether you already have a close-knit family or one full of tricky relationships and old resentments. (Excerpted from "The Rules of Love" by Richard Templar) ...
  • Family Life
    Sibling Relationships
    Older Daughter Is Mean to Sibling
    Forcing your older girl to include her sibling when she visits her friends is setting her up to resent the little sister you want her to care for. ...
  • School and Learning
    Signs of Giftedness
    Son Is Gifted, but Daughter Isn't
    The problem of having one sibling identified as gifted and the other not qualifying for the program is difficult, but not insurmountable. ...
  • Family Life
    Sibling Relationships
    Grown Up Too Soon
    When a younger child is determined to prove she's as "grown up" as her older sibling, parental intervention may be required. ...
  • Family Life
    Sibling Rivalry
    Competition Between Twins
    Parents can reduce rivalry between twins by removing unnecessary competition. ...
  • Family Life
    Stepfamilies
    Step-Sibling Rivalry
    Jealousy often flares up when a child from another marriage gets a new sibling. ...
  • School and Learning
    Concerns About Homeschooling
    Homeschooling Two Children
    Find out whether homeschooling your children is right for you. ...
  • Family Life
    Sibling Rivalry
    Rivalry Between Brothers
    Conflict between siblings is normal. What's important is how the children and parents handle the conflict. ...