Siblings - your guide to positive parenting and how to handle sibling rivalry and jealousy. Here is the essential parenting book which will guide you to calmer, easier, happier parenting and help you raise siblings without rivalry.
Clinical psychologist Linda Blair takes a positive approach to this subject - instead of trying to eliminate the natural rivalry that occurs or striving for an unrealistic idyll of a calm, non-confrontational household, she teaches parents how to use sibling interactions to build emotional intelligence and good social skills. Through a framework of core principles, Linda guides you through potential issues towards parenting without power struggles and raising happy children.
Find out how to:
Manage the powerful effect of the age gap and birth order
Deal with disagreements and stop arguments
Alleviate competition and jealousy
Encourage communication and cooperation
How to introduce step-siblings
Set your children up for strong, lifelong relationships
Siblings turns sibling rivalry on its head offering parents a practical positive approach to bringing up children and teenagers and understanding the relationships into adulthood. This essential guide to positive parenting will show you how to handle sibling rivalry to create lifelong loving bonds.
`The parenting handbook I've been looking for - this book is long overdue'
Victoria Harper, The Telegraph
`I love this book. It's essential reading for siblings and for anyone who has to deal with siblings.'
Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Last Act of Love
Linda Blair is a Chartered clinical psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered scientist. She's published four books - this is her fifth - on child development, parenting, stress management and mindfulness.