Sibling Rivalry: 5 Ways to Lessen the Friction

Sibling rivalry between sisters

Sibling rivalry occurs in almost all families unless there’s only one child. When you experience it in your home, you aren’t alone. It has been happening since the world began. (Cain and Abel, Genesis 4:1-15). Other examples from God’s word are Esau and Jacob (Genesis 27), Joseph and his brothers…  Read More

6 Ways to Encourage Younger Siblings in Academics

Discouraged student looking at book

In my last post, I wrote about younger siblings who become rebellious when faced with the challenge of being as good as an older sibling. See Younger Sibling Rebels Rather Than Compete. Often rebellion takes the form of overt misbehavior such as acting out in class, destroying property, or being…  Read More

Younger Sibling Rebels Rather Than Compete

Teen Girl playing guitar because of sibling rivalry

In my last post, I listed several possible causes of rebellion. See What Causes Rebellion? Today, I will look at the first one only – the failure to be as good as an older sibling. One approach to child psychology says that all behavior of a younger child is driven by…  Read More

What Causes Rebellion?

Mother and daughter at piano with mother teaching

When a child is rebellious, there is always an underlying cause. In a nutshell, the child is trying to find a way to feel better. Even when parents are trying their best to make each child feel loved and special, he or she may see things differently. Examine your child’s…  Read More