Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry
Sibling rivalry will always occur in a household of more than one child whether through
comparison, fighting, jealousy, or by other means. Parents and children both contribute to
the rivalry. It will occur on a daily, weekly, and even an hourly basis. Sibling rivalry may
become difficult and annoying to parents, but they must deal with it day after day. In
definition, sibling rivalry is when one sibling or more compete with one another or try to
emulate each other .Rivalry is different from fighting. It appears when children compete
for their parents? love and attention (Faull 88).
Sibling relationships can be a key to rivalry. An intense relationship includes love and
hate, play and fight, and the teasing and mocking of each other. There are some questions
on why certain siblings get along harmoniously and affectionately, while there are others
that constantly fight (Dunn front flap). Siblings usually have a very harsh relationship
when they are young. As they mature, they become better friends and start getting into
fewer and fewer fights .Brothers and sisters sometimes work together to get through jams.
Siblings occasionally team up to trick or get back at a parent in revenge (Faber and
Mazlish 27-28).

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