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Plain Old Sibling Rivalry

Rachel Adams | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Rachel Adams

Many children, especially young ones, lack the language and self-awareness to express their negative emotions in productive ways. Siblings become convenient targets for our feelings of jealousy and anger, and our dawning awareness of how unfair life can be.

"Good Morning Children, Time to Open Up Those Eyes and Let the Sunshine Come in and Fertilize Your Brains!"

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 07.10.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Growing up my family had a habit that was viewed as crazy by some, off the wall by others, and obscene by the truly informed.

Zac Efron's Younger Brother Also Has Ridiculous Abs

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment

Noted shirtless person and actor Zac Efron has long been famous for his enviable abs. Lucky for Efron fans, it turns out the 27-year-old's younge...

17 Awesome Things About Being A Woman With Brothers

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women

In their 1992 song "Brother for Sale," Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sing about the struggle of being girls with a brother. Sometimes brothers get on you...

Love In Its Own Time

Marie Zullo | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Marie Zullo

Busy raising my first child, I thought little about the one that was coming. I didn't sing a special song that would be just for me and the new baby. No, my new baby would have to be content with the songs I sang with his older brother.

Brothers Share Their Special Connection

HooplaHa | Posted 05.22.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

What's your favorite thing about your brother? In honor of Brother's Day on Sunday, May 24, check out this video and find out what these three sets of brothers value the most about each other.

'Global Brotherhood' And Raising The Next Generation Of Givers

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

It is one thing for my children to read the news about Nepal, Syria, Liberia and Baltimore. It is another thing entirely for them to understand that they are part of one Brotherhood. To feel the connection that leads to action.

Keep Your Hands Off My Cheetos and Other Lessons Learned From My Kids

Christine Organ | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

Sometimes life is unfair and exhausting. Sometimes it feels like the odds are stacked against us, like everyone has it better and easier, like everyone has more chocolate milk and Cheetos than us.

Making the New Baby/Older Sibling Meeting Special

Mommy Nearest | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When my toddler came to the hospital to visit me and meet his new brother, it was strangely awkward at first. I know it sounds weird, but it felt like we were ex-lovers who had each gone through some rather huge milestone life changes and had to kind of re-navigate our relationship

Gratitude And Grief

Owen Griffith | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Owen Griffith

In my life, one of the people I am most grateful for is my oldest brother Steve. Steve was a musician, a naturalist and poet. He taught me how to play guitar, took me back-packing, encouraged me to read great literature, like Moby Dick, and inspired me to write.

Saving Abel

Leila Johnson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Divorce
Leila Johnson

My embarrassment ran deep and the family dysfunction continued to swell. My brother and I however had a different pact than what was unconsciously agreed to with them. We held space for each other.

5 Ways Being The Middle Child Helps You In Life

Mommy Nearest | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Recently, I've been trying to focus on how being a middle child is a positive thing and will actually prepare my son for the real world -- more so than being the oldest or youngest.

When A Brother Dies

Judith Newton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Judith Newton

Two years ago, in March, my younger brother died, quite unexpectedly. He'd been my only sibling and, both of our parents being gone, the only other person in my original family. His daughter had asked my daughter to tell me the news.

That Frightening Time When Your Child Is Learning Autonomy

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

2-year-olds: It doesn't matter if shoes don't match or if they're different sizes. Just put them on. Shoes are shoes are shoes. Stop trying to match them and put them on the right feet, parents.

Making It Personal

Beth Whitley | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

I have enough close friends with children whose milestones have, like Hannah's, not been reached, to know that I am not the only one who finds birthdays hard.

A Message For The Brother I Hardly Knew

Joe Seldner | Posted 04.25.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

In late December, in the shadow of the hospital where my daughter was born, we buried my oldest brother. He was nine years older than I, and he led a troubled life. But as I said at his graveside, mustering the few words I could before breaking down, 'You made me laugh. You were my brother. I love you.'

The Unbreakable Bond: Siblings' Lasting Impressions, Explained By Science

Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact

Remember that time when you drew on your sister's homework (textbooks included) and afterwards she still read your favorite bedtime story? Or that oth...

What If I Don't Treat my Kids Equally?

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

My husband assures me that they don't have to be treated equally, they just need to be loved equally. I know he is right, but because they are kids, I worry this must look as if everything is equal, always.

Just When I Never Expected They'd Find Brotherly Love

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

The only two things these boys shared was a gene pool and an innate desire to irritate the hell out of each other. Son #1 and Son #2 possessed different interests, different personalities and different world views altogether.

Unspoken Bonds

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

There is a bond between brothers that I see each day within my house. And there is a bond between a boy with a disability and his brother that is different than any other I have known.

Healthy Competition Not So Healthy In Siblings?

Alisa Schindler | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

It's hard to draw the line between healthy competition and unhealthy sibling rivalry. I want my kids to be competitive, just not with each other. Yet, I don't know how to stop it.

What Big Boys Can Do

Mary Evelyn Smith | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Mary Evelyn Smith

The words marched across the page, cold and unfeeling like a barricade. No way around them, no hint of subtlety to their meaning, no chance to rearrange the letters and make them right.

One Of Our Favorite Web Series About Trans Masculine Friends Is Back

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.15.2014 | Gay Voices

"Brothers," an intimate queer web series about the lives of trans masculine friends, just premiered its emotional fourth episode -- and it just keeps ...

Why I'll Never Stop Reaching Out to a Brother Who Doesn't Care

Oral Fixation | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts
Oral Fixation

And I'll continue to provide these opportunities to connect. Because for this husband, father, son, and big brother, having my ducks in a row is all about letting go of the hurt and disappointment, and making sure my little brother knows I'm here if needs me.

The Shaving Game

Will Krisanda | Posted 12.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Will Krisanda

I look like a pubescent teenager with a fresh layer of soft black hairs on my upper lip and chin. Although it feels nice to actually feel something there, I've reached my patience with it.