- What Is Sibling Rivalry?
This Web site includes the reasons for sibling rivalry as well as tips and resources that parents can use to teach siblings how to work through their conflicts.
- Sibling Rivalry Resource List
This list includes books for parents and for children.
- New Baby Sibling
This Web site discusses how to prepare an older child for the arrival of a new brother or sister.
- Understanding Sibling Rivalry
This fact sheet for parents includes suggestions on helping children learn to get along with brothers and sisters.
- Understanding Children: Sibling Rivalry
This parent publication provides examples of sibling rivalry and discusses possible solutions.
- Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling
Adjusting to a new sibling can be made a little easier when parents consider the older child in the transition. This resource discusses steps that parents can take to help prepare a child for the arrival of a newborn.
- Sibling Rivalry
This article for parents includes reasons that children fight and ways to help promote peace.
- Sibling Fights: What to Do if Your Children Fight with Each Other
Many brother and sisters fight with each other. This Web site provides suggestions for parents on when to let them work their problems out as well as when and how to intervene.
- Sisters and Brothers: Working Things Out
This PBS Kids Web site includes a story to read aloud and parenting tips for families to help children learn how to work out their arguments and enjoy each other's company.
- Helping Children Learn to Get Along
- Helping Siblings Get Along
- He's Teasing Me!
- Kids Who Care
How to Obtain ERIC Documents and Journal Articles:
References identified with an ED (ERIC document)or EJ (ERIC journal) are cited in the ERIC database. ERIC Documents (citations identified by an ED number) may be available in full text from ERIC at no cost at the ERIC Web site. Journal articles are available from the original journal, interlibrary loan services, or article reproduction clearinghouses.
- ERIC Journal No.: EJ726944
"That's Not Fair!" Helping the Child with a Sibling Who Has Special Needs
Author(s): Brodkin, Adele M.
Source: Early Childhood Today (1), v20 n4 p18-19 Jan-Feb 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Abstract: This article describes the resentment and jealousy that is sometimes exhibited by siblings of special-needs children, and the steps that can be taken by teachers and parents to help these children reestablish their social-emotional balance.
- ERIC Journal No.: EJ691623
How Younger Siblings of Children with Learning Disabilities Understand the Cognitive and Social Implications of Learning Disabilities
Author(s): Hames, Annette
Source: European Journal of Special Needs Education, v20 n1 p3-19 Feb 2005
Publication Date: February 2005
Abstract: By using videos of children with severe learning disabilities, this study examines understanding of learning disability displayed by the younger siblings of children with learning disabilities as compared with their classmates who have had much less contact with disability.
- ERIC Journal No.: EJ683861
Young Children's Personal Accounts of Their Sibling Disputes
Author(s): Wilson, Anne E.; Smith, Melissa D.; Ross, Hildy S.; Ross, Michael
Source: Merrill Palmer Quarterly Journal of Developmental Psychology, v50 n1 p39-60 Jan 2004
Publication Date: January 2004
Abstract: This study investigated children's personal representations of significant sibling conflicts.
- ERIC Journal No.: EJ654362
Sibling Fights. From a Parent's Perspective
Author(s): Duffy, Roslyn
Source: Child Care Information Exchange, n145 p72-74 May-Jun 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Abstract: This article provides guidance for parents in dealing with sibling conflicts.
- ERIC Journal No.: EJ650982
Siblings. For Parents Particularly
Author(s): Klein, Helen Altman
Source: Childhood Education, v78 n3 p169-70 Spr 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Abstract: This article identifies techniques to help siblings develop mutual caring and lifelong bonds.
- ERIC Journal No.: EJ615367
Young Children's Appraisals of Their Sibling Relationships
Author(s): Ross, Hildy; Woody, Erik; Smith, Melissa; Lollis, Susan
Source: Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v46 n3 p441-64 Jul 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Abstract: Preschool-age children, their older siblings, and mothers in 65 families appraised the children's relationships.
- ERIC Journal No.: EJ617151
Siblings as Teachers: Turning Play into a Learning Experience
Author(s): Goldfarb, Jamie
Source: Our Children, v26 n2 p22-23 Oct 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Abstract: This article explains how older siblings can teach and motivate toddlers while they play.
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