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6 Things Parents Can Do to Squash Sibling Rivalry

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Be Honest With Yourself

Are your past sibling experiences coloring the way you see your children’s sibling rivalry? “One way to better understand your perception of your children's relationships is to sit down and reflect on your own experiences. Then think about how your children's experiences are similar and dissimilar.” If you’re not sure whether your childhood relationships are impacting the way you see your children’s interactions, ask for the objective opinions of those around you: your partner, a teacher, a child-care provider, or a family member.