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    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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    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...
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    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 ...
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    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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    Rivalry Between Sisters
    Sibling rivalry is at its worst when the younger child outshines the older sibling. ...
  • 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. ...
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    Sibling Rivalry
    Competition Between Twins
    Parents can reduce rivalry between twins by removing unnecessary competition. ...
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    Rivalry Between Brothers
    Conflict between siblings is normal. What's important is how the children and parents handle the conflict. ...
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    Sibling Rivalry
    Athletic Son Getting More Attention
    Parents must be careful not to allow their star athletes to consider themselves better or more deserving than others simply because they are exceptional in this one arena. ...
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    Sibling Rivalry
    Siblings and Self-Esteem
    Find ideas for how to help all your children reach their fullest potential -- without comparing their successes. ...
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    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
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    Sibling Rivalry
    Avoiding Sibling Rivalry
    It's normal for a child to have many conflicting emotions regarding the arrival of a younger sibling. ...
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    Sibling Rivalry
    Downplay Sibling Rivalry in Sports
    Downplay Sibling Rivalry in SportsTry these tips for keeping sibling rivalries to a minimum in your family. DO Encourage your child to try new activities. Encourage your child to work on skills. Offer praise for whatever he or she does well. ...
    Brooks Clark
  • School and Learning
    Parent-Teacher Conflicts
    Sibling Rivalry in the Classroom
    Here's what to say to a teacher who compares one of your children to another. ...
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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....
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    Sibling Rivalry
    Middle Child Is Jealous of New Baby
    You can offset your middle child's jealousy of the baby by including him in as many activities as you can. ...
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    Sibling Rivalry in Grown Children
    What to do when sibling rivalry and jealousy continue into adulthood. ...
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    Sibling Rivalry
    Four-Year-Old Is Jealous of His Baby Sister
    You can prevent jealousy in your older child by involving him in caring for the baby. ...