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    Sibling Relationships
    Encourage Them to Play Together
    Encourage Them to Play TogetherYou'll no doubt have noticed that parents of only children become their child's chief companion, especially for the first half of their childhood. If you have more than one child, you can step back and encourage th...
  • Family Life
    Sibling Rivalry
    Competing for the Place of Honor in Mom's Heart
    Competing for the Place of Honor in Mom's Heart The answer to this question is not gender related. Researchers discovered that sons and daughters have equally positive relationships with moms. However, the qualitative content of that relations...
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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
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    Birth Order
    Understanding the Importance of Birth Order
    Understanding the Importance of Birth Order Some experts place more value on it than others. The misconception of birth order arises, in my opinion, when it is given single billing. Birth order, like any other personal influence, must be viewed ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Relationships
    Should Sister and Brother Share a Bedroom?
    Find out what our expert has to say about a nine-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy sharing a bedroom. ...
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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
    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
    Boy Hits His Sister
    A mother wonders what she can do to change her son's angry temperament. ...
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    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. ...