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My Kids Fight All the Time! How Do I Stop Sibling Rivalry?

Dear AdviceMama, What can I do about my children's sibling rivalry? They fight all the time! Signed, Exasperated Mom Dear Exasperated,...When siblings cannot negotiate disagreements without hurting one another parents need to take action.

Nurturing Sibling Relationships

When my oldest daughter was 7 and her little sister was 5, I told them they could go swimming after finishing a page of homework. After a while, m...It warms a parent's heart to see love between siblings.

Steps to Stepfamily Success

Typical multi-home stepfamilies are like intact biological families in many ways. But, they differ structurally, developmentally and dynamically ...Learning to live well in a new family takes time. Everyone has a lot to learn, including how to cope in a new environment.

Two Sisters Rule When it Comes to Family Harmony, Study Finds

Two sisters make for the most harmonious family life. Credit: Getty Images There may be something to the old schoolyard chant "Girls ru...A report shows that two girls makes "for the most harmonious family life as they are unlikely to fight, will play nicely and are generally a pleasure to be around."

Prepare Big Brothers and Sisters for a New Sibling

Credit: Getty Images Preparing a child for the arrival of a sibling requires more than buying a "Big Brother" or "Big Sister" T-shirt...Preparing a child for the arrival of a sibling requires more than buying a "Big Brother" or "Big Sister" T-shirt.
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Boy, 11, Disconnects From Family After Half Sister's Birth

Dear AdviceMama, I was hospitalized for a month after having a new baby girl, and during that time my 11-year-old son, who was looked after by his ...It's easy to see that your son may be struggling to figure out where he fits in to this new family.

Family Portrait: Four Generations of Women

ParentDish copy editor Ashwini Bhat (second from left) with her daughter Neena (far left), her grandmother, Lakshmi, and her mother, Sharada. Courte...No matter where you live and who you are, family time is universal.

Transracial Adoption Leads to Stares: How One Mother Deals

Ilie Ruby and her three children. Credit: Ilie Ruby There is a natural curiosity about a Caucasian woman holding the hands of three African kiddo...There is a natural curiosity about a Caucasian woman holding the hands of three African kiddos at a Chinese restaurant.

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