Relationships forged between siblings are often the longest and strongest bonds in life. From infancy, siblings form and maintain lifelong ties to each other-not only the kinds that share in the joys of life but that also help individuals overcome adversity and heartbreak. Of course, not all sibling relationships are close nor, like any relationship, do siblings agree with each other all of the time. Yet, even after the most intense disagreements, siblings can still find a way to stay close.
In Siblings: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Oliva Ghafoerkhan looks at one of the most enduring relationships that exist. In this book, the author explores such issues as sibling rivalry, sibling animosity, and sibling support. The author also looks at the dynamics of particular relationships, such as step-siblings, a sibling who is ailing, or a sibling who has a disability. This book also considers:
How personality can be shaped by family birth order
Why some sibling relationships are close, while others are plagued by conflict
How to deal with the loss of a sibling
Sibling abuse, the most common form of domestic violence
How to improve sibling relationships
Drawing on up-to-date research as well as personal stories of teens and young adults, this book examines the wide variety of sibling relationships, both positive and negative. From the birth of a new sibling until old age-and covering every stage in between-Siblings: The Ultimate Teen Guide will help young adults understand, appreciate, and even enhance one of the most important relationships of their lives. 30 Tables, unspecified; 18 Halftones, black and white