Written by a clinical psychologist, Siblings give parents the tools to create positive sibling relationships. Highly practical, and based solidly in clinical research, it not only describes the issues which parents may face but gives them methods and specific strategies to build lasting bonds
Siblings - your guide to positive parenting and how to handle sibling rivalry and jealousy. Here is the essential parenting book which will guide you to calmer, easier, happier parenting and help you raise siblings without rivalry.
Clinical psychologist Linda Blair takes a positive approach to this subject - instead of trying to eliminate the natural rivalry that occurs or striving for an unrealistic idyll of a calm, non-confrontational household, she teaches parents how to use sibling interactions to build emotional intelligence and good social skills. Through a framework of core principles, Linda guides you through potential issues towards parenting without power struggles and raising happy children.
Find out how to:
Manage the powerful effect of the age gap and birth orderDeal with disagreements and stop argumentsAlleviate competition and jealousyEncourage communication and cooperationHow to introduce step-siblingsSet your children up for strong, lifelong relationships
Siblings turns sibling rivalry on its head offering parents a practical positive approach to bringing up children and teenagers and understanding the relationships into adulthood. This essential guide to positive parenting will show you how to handle sibling rivalry to create lifelong loving bonds.
'The parenting handbook I've been looking for - this book is long overdue'
Victoria Harper, The Telegraph
'I love this book. It's essential reading for siblings and for anyone who has to deal with siblings.'
Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Last Act of Love
Linda Blair is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She studied in the US and UK and has worked as a cognitive therapist for over 25 years. She writes for the GUARDIAN newspaper, PSYCHOLOGIES and JUNIOR magazines and the Disney website. She appears frequently on television and radio.