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Raising Siblings

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.

Parenting: The Ultimate Juggling Act

Gina Jacobs Thomas | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Gina Jacobs Thomas

One day, I hope to get this delicate balance figured out. How to spread my attention between both kids so that I can applaud the efforts of a home run while simultaneously coaxing the other child away from that over-eager dog at a nearby tree.

Changing (Parenting) Seasons

Ann Imig | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Ann Imig

I'm learning how to weather these changing seasons as a parent. I'm not a new mom, I'm not really even a veteran mom. But, I'm becoming the mom my children need today.

6 Ways to Stop Sibling Rivalry

KnowMore TV | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

When tweens and teens feel valued as unique individuals, they're better able to both appreciate their sibling's strengths and engage in a deeply beneficial relationship.

The Ultimate Truth About 'Parenting Styles'

Mackenzie Lawrence | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Mackenzie Lawrence

I parent each of my kids differently. I suppose you could call it multiple personality parenting. But I like to call it doing what's best for my kids. Each one of them. Individually.

What I Hope My Kids Will Mean To Each Other... One Day

Allison Tate | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

These boys don't often cough up love for one another, but when I catch these fleeting gestures -- one boy calls, the other answers -- I feel the strings pull taut. I think that maybe, just maybe, I've managed to give them a family.

You Are Supermom and So Are You

Jessica Watson | Posted 10.31.2013 | Parents
Jessica Watson

No matter how elaborately your neighbor organized her daughter's lemonade stand, no matter how perfectly manicured your sister-in-law's nails are and no matter how many runny-nosed children your best friend manages to entertain in her minivan, there is no supermom.

How to Prepare Your Children for an Unfair Future

Avidan Milevsky | Posted 10.07.2013 | Parents
Avidan Milevsky

As any parent knows, "it's not fair" seems to be the complaint of choice when children feel the slightest sense of injustice in their life, particularly when they think that their sibling received more than they did.

Candid Photo Makes Everyone Want To Have More Kids

Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents

HuffPost blogger Allison Tate (of Mom Stays In the Picture fame) recently had an epiphany about her kids. Because they are siblings, she realized the...