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Siblings

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Children and sibling rivalry

A sibling is a brother or a sister. It's okay for there to be strong feelings, words and actions between siblings. Fighting and arguing between siblings is normal. Its how children learn to sort out problems and develop strategies they can use in other conflict situations. Sibling rivalry is also part of how children work out their place in the family.

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Sibling rivalry

Sibling rivalry occurs in most families when children are young and learning to get along with eachother. It usually gets better over time. Learn more about why children fight and get some tips to manage rivalry between siblings.

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Kids fighting: children and siblings | Raising Children Network

Fights and arguments are a fact of life when kids get together. Find out about kids fighting why they do it and what you can do about it.

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How to cope - siblings

Siblings have unique relationships with each other and when one of your siblings becomes ill with an eating disorder, it can be quite a confusing time. You may experience a range of feelings and thoughts, but remember that you are not alone.

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Family and siblings

Children grow up in different structures such as nuclear families, blended families, rainbow families (same sex parents) and single parents.

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Children with ASD: helping their siblings | Raising Children Network

Being the sibling of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be challenging and enriching. Read tips for supporting siblings of children with ASD.

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Life With Your Siblings Cancer - CanTeen

Your daily life and routines will change when you're dealing with a sibling's cancer. Learn more and get information, help and support with CanTeen.

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Sibling support: children with disability | Raising Children Network

Siblings of children with disability need to feel they matter. Get ideas for supporting siblings through talking, spending time and helping them connect.

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Your Sibling's Ongoing Treatment - CanTeen

Daily life and relationships between you and your siblings will change after cancer and treatment. Learn more and get information and support with CanTeen.

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Dealing With The News of Your Sibling's Cancer - CanTeen

There is no right or wrong way to feel or act when youve been told your sibling is dying.

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