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2014-03-13 23:28:07

Dr. Joanne Wendt, a San Diego-based clinical psychologist, says many parents want to intervene when their children are fighting. But she says it’s important that parents stay out of it and let the children work it out themselves, and offers her top five tips on how to deal with sibling fighting. San Diego, California (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Dr. Joanne J. Wendt, a licensed San Diego clinical psychologist specializing in marriage and family therapy, often sees the issue of sibling rivalry...

Siblings Lower Divorce Rate
2013-08-13 10:14:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Growing up with lots of siblings can be frustrating at times for young children, but a new study being presented this week at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting in New York City says children from large families are less likely to get divorced later in life. The study researcher Doug Downey, a professor of sociology at The Ohio State University, said having one or two siblings doesn’t affect the risk of divorce...

2013-07-31 23:01:51

New study shows that sibling bullying can damage a child's mental health. Youth Villages offers help to parents who want to help their children develop better relationships. Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Bullying doesn’t just occur on the playground or in the classroom. It can happen at home between siblings. A new study published online in the July issue of the journal “Pediatrics” found that being physically or mentally bullied by a sibling can be as damaging to the...

2013-07-25 10:13:10

Little is known about how sibling relationships impact child and family functioning, but Penn State researchers are beginning to shed light on intervention strategies that can cultivate healthy and supportive sibling relationships. Parents frequently rank their children's sibling rivalry and conflict as the number one problem they face in family life. "In some other cultures, the roles of older and younger, male and female siblings are better defined, and in those more-structured family...

Sibling Rivalries Can Harm Long-Term Mental Health
2012-12-20 16:40:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those sibling rivalries around Christmas time may have deeper repercussions than just a sour mood researchers suggest. In a report recently published in the journal Child Development, researchers from the University of Missouri wrote that fights between siblings about simple things could lead to depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues. Teen siblings fight about various issues, and many of their fights can be categorized as being...

2011-11-16 07:39:11

The majority of children experience personal changes and changes in relationships one year after their sibling has died from cancer; however, positive and negative changes are not universal. These are the findings from the first study — published online November 3, 2011 in Cancer Nursing — to examine changes in siblings after the death of a brother or sister to cancer from three different perspectives: mothers, fathers and siblings. Nearly 60,000 children under the age of 20...

2011-03-25 00:00:28

Any San Bernardino County family that has cared for a senior loved one knows that problems working with siblings can lead to family strife, which is why Home Instead Senior Care has developed the 50-50 Rule Program. At the core of the public education program is a family relationship and communication guide of real-life situations that features practical advice from sibling relationships expert Dr. Ingrid Connidis from the University of Western Ontario. Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) March...

2011-03-19 00:00:30

You may not have much in common with your siblings now that you're grown. But there's still one thing you share: your mom and dad. A new local program "“ the 50-50 RuleSM "“ offers strategies for overcoming sibling differences to help families provide the best care for elderly parents. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) March 17, 2011 You may not have much in common with your siblings now that you're grown. But there's still one thing you share: your mom and dad. A new local program...

2011-03-16 00:00:30

The 50-50 Rule refers to the average age (50) when siblings are caring for their parents as well as the need for brothers and sisters to share in the plans for care 50-50. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network reveals that an inability to work together often leads to one sibling becoming responsible for the bulk of caregiving in 43 percent of families. This can result in the deterioration of relationships with brothers and sisters. North Little Rock, AR (PRWEB)...

2011-02-16 16:23:40

New findings from the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center Latino siblings of children developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism may face their own challenges, including anxiety and lower school performance, according to a new study led by researchers with the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center. "When a child has a disability, all members of the family are affected, including siblings," said lead author Debra Lobato, Ph.D., of the Bradley Hasbro Children's...