Realistic Sibling Relationships: How to Set Healthy Expectations for Brothers & Sisters! by Mercedes Samudio

Parenting
6 years ago

Realistic Sibling Relationships: How to Set Healthy Expectations for Brothers & Sisters!

In honor of National Siblings Day, here are a few tips to help your siblings get along!

  • Help and acknowledge each child’s separate identity. That allows them to be more empathetic to you and your separate identity as well as their siblings.
  • Never referee a sibling conflict. You definitely want to get into if there are some physical things going on, but if they’re just not really getting along, I really encourage that they go back and help together try to figure it out. And if they need, help then they can coming get you.
  • Help your children identify that there is a healthy kind of fluctuation, an up and down flow of every single human relationship. And just because they are siblings, it doesn’t mean they have to always like each other.

Now hug your brother or sister!

Elisa Schmitz
Excellent tips, Mercedes Samudio ! Thanks for sharing!

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