A Few Hints to Avoid Sibling Rivalry

While these may seem like small points, using comparisons and labels and praise between siblings can cause bad feelings. Comparisons can be direct like, “why can’t you be more like your sister?” or indirect, “look how neatly your brother keeps his room!” or, “your sister was on time, but we are always waiting on you.” Any … Continue reading A Few Hints to Avoid Sibling Rivalry

Whining Between Siblings

Dear Dr. Rene, I have three sons: ages seven years, five years and two months. We hear a fair amount of whining from the seven-year-old. We respond the way you suggest, “I can’t understand that voice. I’ll be ready to hear your regular voice in a few minutes. Please wait.” The tricky part is that … Continue reading Whining Between Siblings