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

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe?

I don't know if it's a matter of "should, " but brothers do not have a monopoly on sibling rivalry.
Rivalry between sisters and sisters, sisters and brothers as well as brothers and brothers is common.

In brief: Maybe?

I don't know if it's a matter of "should, " but brothers do not have a monopoly on sibling rivalry.
Rivalry between sisters and sisters, sisters and brothers as well as brothers and brothers is common.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Should they?

No they shouldn't, but they do.
Neither should brothers, but they do. We call it sibling rivalry. It can last a life time.

In brief: Should they?

No they shouldn't, but they do.
Neither should brothers, but they do. We call it sibling rivalry. It can last a life time.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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