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Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette: Is It Ok to Bring Siblings?

Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette: Is It Ok to Bring Siblings?

Say what you will, but neither of my children have ever had “friends” birthday parties for kids before. We’ve always done something to celebrate with family, but we’ve never done anything with family friends or ...

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Sibling Relationships: The Older Brother/Younger Sister Dynamic

Sibling Relationships: The Older Brother/Younger Sister Dynamic

In our family of four, my 9-year-old daughter is the only one in our household that has an older brother. I have a younger sister, my husband has an older sister, and obviously, my 12-year-old ...

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The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

The Pros and Cons of Siblings Sharing a Room

One of my first thoughts, when I found out that I was having a second girl, was “Oh great, they can share a room for forever!” Now, we live in a  two bedroom condo so ...

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Sibling Rivalry: Behaviors that Drive Me Crazy

Sibling Rivalry: Behaviors that Drive Me Crazy

“He’s so annoying!” “Sissy’s not sharing!” “That’s not fair!” The sibling rivalry battleground is in full swing this summer in our house. Despite my and my husband’s attempts to have more family fun and spend time ...

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Preparing Your First Child for a New Sibling

Preparing Your First Child for a New Sibling

One of the things I’ve been most excited about throughout this pregnancy is the anticipation of making my preschooler a big brother – of watching that sibling relationship between Liam and our future baby. My relationship with my sister and brother, ...

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Sibling Rivalry: How to Teach Kids to Be Kind

Sibling Rivalry: How to Teach Kids to Be Kind

Teaching kindness to my kids has long resided in my parenting toolbox. My husband and I often focus on the small things – saying “please and thank you”, opening doors for others, greeting others kindly. ...

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Siblings and Holiday Gifts: Tips for Fair Gift Giving

Siblings and Holiday Gifts: Tips for Fair Gift Giving

I am one of four children. Four children who spent most of Christmas afternoon comparing which sibling received more. There was always one of us who won the Christmas Lottery – the sibling who took the ...

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Parental Control: Corralling Sibling Playtime

Parental Control: Corralling Sibling Playtime

During the summer, when many children are out of school, a friend of mine brings her kids with her to CrossFit. The 3rd grade girl and 5th grade boy sit there quietly playing on their game consoles ...

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Sibling Rivalry: Older Sibling Acting Like a Parent

Sibling Rivalry: Older Sibling Acting Like a Parent

“Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth.” “If you throw that toy, I’m taking it away from you.” “You need to eat some broccoli before you get dessert.” Contrary to how they sound, ...

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Benefits of a Larger Age Difference between Siblings

Benefits of a Larger Age Difference between Siblings

Media Mom asked a few years ago, “What is the perfect age difference between siblings?” I agree with her conclusion that there is no magic number. There are many factors that could tip the scales ...

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