It is unfortunate when sibling rivalry turns in to adult jealousy. Child psychologists believe that relationship between siblings is complicated and influenced by various factors such as gender, age and primarily parental behaviour. While many kids are lucky enough to become the best of friends with their siblings, it’s also common for brothers and sisters to fight. Also, in some cases they swing back and forth between loving and hating one another. As kids reach different stages of development, their evolving needs can affect how they relate to one another.
As children mature and become adults sibling rivalry needs to grow into mutual support, adult bonding and familial compassion. Sibling rivalry is also unhealthy when one of the siblings has special needs and therefore receives a greater amount of parental love and attention to the detriment of the other child. In such cases it is vital for the parents to seek qualified and experienced counseling for the healthy child.
In other cases, some simple changes in parental approach can play a great role in creatiing a sibling bond that can be cherished lifelong. It can be frustrating to watch your kids fight with one another all through the day and even more frustrating when they repeat the same as adults. A household that’s full of fights is stressful for everyone. However, it is not easy to know how to stop fighting and to know if at all parents should get involved. But you can take steps to encourage peace in your household and help kids get along well. Here are ten easy tips you can follow to build that bond between your kids.
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