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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is there such a thing as sibling rivalry?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is there such a thing as sibling rivalry?

Siblings: Some issues involve dominance, control, seeking attention from caretakers, or pursuit to excel. ...Read more

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Sibling Rivalry (Definition)

Sibling rivalry is a symptom in which a person does not help with, schemes against, argues with, or fights with one or more siblings to an unusual degree. Sibling rivalry is normal when it is present to a small degree, but is a problem if it is severe enough to prevent or ...Read more


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When does sibling rivalry typically go away?

When does sibling rivalry typically go away?

Never: Siblings may compete their entire adult lives although it usually is no longer physical. Who is their parents' favorite, or who is the most successful are some of the areas that involve rivalry. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for two brothers to have a sibling rivalry?

How long is it normal for two brothers to have a sibling rivalry?

Unknown: Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to your inquiry. Potentially for the rest of their lives is the reality of the nature of 'brotherhood'. There may be periods of competition, rivalry, arguing, etc...As long as the love between them is emphasized; and they should be taught that respect of one another is of paramount importance; then "brothers will be brothers" as they say. ...Read more

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Why do problems arise among family members who have always had sibling rivalry?

Why do problems arise among family members who have always had sibling rivalry?

Rivalry: Due to unresolved issues with boundaries, dominance, unrealistic expectations , limit setting & control. ...Read more

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Could the battle over who knows best about taking care of family occur in part, because of me, but also sisters pent up sibling rivalry and jealously?

Could the battle over who knows best about taking care of family occur in part, because of me, but also sisters pent up sibling rivalry and jealously?

Yes...: Families are so interesting ...And complex. Old wounds, perceived wounds, guilt, jealousy, etc can all affect such a situation. If you refer to aging parents then hopefully they handled a lot with medical power of attorney so there should not be a lot of fighting. Family meetings/counseling could help air things out and lead to healing. Everyone hopefully has the best interest of family at heart. ...Read more

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Psychological issue in sibling rivalry at 60?

Psychological issue in sibling rivalry at 60?

Sounds like: A very longstanding psychological issue. Why not make an appointment with a therapist to help you sort this out? ...Read more

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At what age do you get over sibling rivalry?

At what age do you get over sibling rivalry?

Depends...: Sibling rivalry is the perception that your sibling is getting more of something than you (attention, toys, food, etc.). Some siblings fight into adulthood but most 'grow up' when everyone moves out of the house. ...Read more

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What's the big psychological issue in sibling rivalry?

What's the big psychological issue in sibling rivalry?

Siblings: Some issues involve dominance, control, seeking attention from caretakers, or pursuit to excel. ...Read more

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What do you do when debate over what to do with a parent has to do with a little more than sibling rivalry?

What do you do when debate over what to do with a parent has to do with a little more than sibling rivalry?

Know what is winning: Often there is no single right way to deal with parents and siblings. Rather than focusing on rivalry, it can be more helpful to understand each person's point of view and see increased understanding of each other as the big win in family situations. You are also given an opportunity to learn something about yourself through these emotional conflicts. Why not appreciate the wisdom gained? ...Read more

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Do parents cause sibling rivalry?

I'm sure a decent am: Mount is indeed triggered, mostly subconsciously by parents. This is my opinion. ...Read more

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How do I get over the past slights and sibling rivalries?

How do I get over the past slights and sibling rivalries?

Difficult: Forgive and forget...Holding a grudge only hurts you. If you are unable to get over something that was done to you that was serious, then put them out of your life. You could also speak with a psychologist or psychiatrist about your feelings and they will be able to help you work through it more easily. ...Read more

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Should sisters have as much of a rivalry as brothers normally do?

Should sisters have as much of a rivalry as brothers normally do?

Depends: Sibling rivalry varies tremendously with the ages of the children, the characteristics of the family, the activities in which they engage, and the children themselves. Some interesting studies have described more rivalry with children who are closer in age and the same gender, but this depends very much on the individual children involved. Can it be as bad in girls as in boys? In a word, yes. ...Read more

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How to help an upset sibling?

Talk to them?: Talk to them , listen to them and try to get to the real reason why they are upset. Try to understand where they are coming from. ...Read more

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Is there any truth to younger siblings being taller than older siblings?

Is there any truth to younger siblings being taller than older siblings?

Siblings: Not all siblings are the same size if they are the same gender. If you are concerned that one of your children is not growing tall or quickly enough contact your pediatrician. Most pediatricians keep track of growth in height and weight so you should make sure you get a copy. ...Read more

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Can siblings detect pregnacy?

Can siblings detect pregnacy?

Timing and truth: When a woman suspects or confirms she is pregnant, she might begin to act differently. Often she chooses to not tell anyone during the early weeks. However, based on her behavior change and then the development of the baby bump in her belly, family members become suspicious and curious. Determining the right moment to tell them is sometimes difficult. An experienced OB provider can help with that. ...Read more

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Why can siblings be so different in temperament?

Why can siblings be so different in temperament?

Many reasons: Sibs share, on average, 50% of their genes with one another. The actual percentage in a specific family may be significantly less than 50%. Further, although there is a tendency to think siblings are raised in the same environment, that's not really the case. Birth order makes a difference. Parents interact differently with each child. One child may have been exposed to a depressed mother, etc. ...Read more

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What is the edwards syndrome mode of inheritance?

What is the edwards syndrome mode of inheritance?

Sporadic event: The preparation of an egg for fertilization includes reducing all the chromosomes (22 regular pairs + a sex chm pair) from pairs to singles. The sperm then brings a single 1-22 regular +a sex chromosome. If the egg has a pair of 18 chms, then when the sperm adds the single 18 there is 3, this creates the chms imbalance in every skin cell of the fetus & results in the defects of edward syndrome. ...Read more