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A loud family! by Barbara U. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:23am "Good family life is never an accident but always an achievement by those who share it." - - James H.S. Bossard I'm back from my trip to Las Vegas where we celebrated my dad Fred's, eightieth birthday. The photo above may be the only one taken with us ... Read on »
Narcissistic Older Sister Torments her Younger Sibling by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D. Posted Mon 11 Feb 2013 1:18pm Standing in the shadow of a narcissistic older sister is a very difficult and painful role. We didn't ask to be placed in our birth order. Often there are rivalries among siblings but when you are the younger one who must answer to an impossible older sister, you live in a state of anxious suspension. Some younger sisters look up to the eld ... Read on »
Dealing with Siblings: The Good and The Bad by Vanessa Van Petten Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Feb 2010 10:02pm Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to for updates on this topic. Powered by WP Greet Box WordPress Plugin Becca is a 16 year-old from West Palm Beach, FL. She loves to cook and travel, and she would like to study International Business in the future. From Venus and Serena to Peyton and Eli to ... Read on »
Our adoptions and adjustments... by meredith Patient Expert Posted Mon 13 Jun 2011 2:45pm I was asked by a prospective adoptive parent if I could share some about our older child adoptions of children with special needs.  She sent me a set of questions provided by her social worker and I sat down to reply.  My reply ended up being, most likely, much more than she was looking for initially!  But as it all flowed out, I felt that each p ... Read on »
The Power & Influence of Birth Order by Melissa H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Dec 2009 10:04pm Check out my latest blog post over at here or after the jump. Source: Did you feel like you grew up in the shadow of a larger-than-life big brother or big sister? Were you an only child who struggled with sharing a dorm room? Or the firstborn who could do no wrong, and then got to college and wen ... Read on »
How to handle Sibling Rivalry by Guardian Angel Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Oct 2007 12:00am Some parents might think that sibling rivalry is only for siblings with common interest such as career and hobby. Parents should realize that the moment a child will start to have a sibling, the rivalry begins which may cause sibling jealousy. This phase of a child’s life begins as early as when the child’s mother becomes pregnant again. The ... Read on »
Surviving adult sibling rivalry by Kirsten Harrell, Psy.D Doctor of Psychology Posted Tue 11 Nov 2008 11:56am 1 Comment "Mom likes me best!" "I got better grades than you!" You probably recognize those statements as the battle cries of sibling rivalry. Unfortunately, if not dealt with, these competitive and sometimes hostile statements morph into the adult version of sibling rivalry with statements like, "I have a bigger house than you." "My kids are doing better ... Read on »
Sibling rivalries in adulthood may be due to invisible childhood trauma by Jeanette R. Posted Wed 27 Feb 2013 12:58pm     As chief financial officer in the family bakery business, thirty-eight year old Aaron came in early to get the accounts done for the upcoming board meeting. He erupted in anger and resentment when he learned that his younger brother Blake was taking an extra two days of vacation. Aaron complained bitterly to his mother w ... Read on »
Food Fights and Sibling Rivalry by Joy Jacobs Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sun 25 Nov 2012 5:16pm As an eating disorders therapist specializing in FBT, I read a recent New York Times essay with great interest (Sibling Rivalry: One Long Food Fight) .  In the essay, the author describes growing up as one of four brothers, each competing at family meals to get the biggest hamburger, largest slice of piece, or other fav ... Read on »
Surviving adult sibling rivalry during the holidays by Kirsten Harrell, Psy.D Doctor of Psychology Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:00pm This is a repost from November 11, 2008.  Since this can be an issue that interferes with fun during the holidays, I thought I would share it again.  I hope it helps! "Mom likes me best!" "I got better grades than you!" You probably recognize those statements as the battle cries of sibling rivalry. Unfortunately, if not dealt with, these com ... Read on »