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Sister, Sister: Sharing

Allison Fitts | Posted 03.15.2012 | Home
Allison Fitts

Instead of toys, we now fight over electronics. When we shared a computer, there were intense debates over whose turn it was to play Oregon Trail, but now the fights stem from a small gadget: the iPod adapter cord.

Marci And Me: After 34 Years, The Internet Gave Me A Sister I’d Never Known

| Posted 01.06.2012 | Women

By Luke O'Neil (Click here for original article.) We have a few holiday traditions in the O'Neil family. We gather around the piano singing "I'll ...

When Sibling Rivalry Never Dies

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.07.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

In some cases, sibling rivalry grows into adult envy. Whether the underlying reason is that Mom loved you more, or it's just a simple matter of old habits dying hard, I find this possibility unsettling.

WATCH: 'Vazquez Sounds' Sign With Sony Music

Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

Thanks to a video gone viral on YouTube, another set of young tweens have gone from covering songs to getting signed by a music company. That's right,...

Up Side of the Down Slide

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 02.11.2012 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

They have had their share of scrapes and bruises. But I love that my girls have band-aids on their knees and keep on running. When life knocks them down, which it will sometimes, I know they will rally.

It's Not Fair! 3 Rules for Handling Jealousy Among Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 01.15.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Sometimes, a demand for fairness has everything to do with a wrong that needs to be righted, but just as often, "It's not fair" is kid-language for "I'm soooooo jealous!"

My Brother Is Leaving For College And I'm Not

| Nicholas M., Franklin Lakes, NJ | Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at My brother is leaving for college soon, and my mom has been pestering him to clean ...

Do Brothers Stall Their Sisters' Sex Lives?

Jena Pincott | Posted 12.25.2011 | Women
Jena Pincott

The age at which a teenage girl starts to become sexually active depends a lot on her social environment. It especially depends on the family environment. The hidden influence is the younger sibling.

8 Ways We Improve With Age

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

When it comes to turning 50, "The Midlife Crisis" is as inaccurate -- and tiresome -- a cliché as "Reinvent Yourself" has become.

Wisconsin Newspaper Carrier Saves Elderly Siblings

Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact

A Wisconsin newspaper carrier delivered more than papers for two siblings in Madison -- he provided life-saving action. After Sylvester Phillips, a W...

Loving The Challenging Child

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

My "difficult child" isn't challenging because of who she is. She's challenging because of who I am. I don't always understand her, or how she thinks, or why she reacts the way she does.

Who Thinks Pregnant Women Are Sexy?

Jena Pincott | Posted 12.17.2011 | Parents
Jena Pincott

A new study found that respondents who eroticized pregnancy and breastfeeding had significantly more younger siblings than expected by chance.

Why I Compared My Sister's Wedding to My Own

Nanette Lepore | Posted 12.06.2011 | Weddings
Nanette Lepore

Here's my advice: if you have a sister, make her go down the aisle first so you can learn from her mistakes. And when it comes to a party, no one remembers the details, they just remember the fun.

Birth Order And Personality: What Does It All Mean?

Hayley Krischer | Posted 11.28.2011 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

Studies from the past three years show that birth order determines IQ and our personality traits. If this is so, then how do sibling rivalries shake out in stepfamilies when birth order becomes an issue?

Five Facts About Siblings

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.26.2011 | Parents
Delia Lloyd

Sibling relationships are vitally important in shaping who we are and how we behave.

Why One Child Is Often Enough | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents

We're passing one of those nostalgia-infused candy shops when I spot him. At seven, he's about the same age and size as my 4-foot-3-inch hulk of a son...

Bachelor Wanted To Adopt One Child, Ended Up Taking Home Six

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

In early 2009, LeVan Williams was living the bachelor’s dream. He was a young, successful, pharmaceutical salesman, making a good salary and living ...

So, Are You Having Another One?

Teresa Strasser | Posted 10.09.2011 | Parents
Teresa Strasser

What they are really asking: Does this whole kid thing ruin or life, or did it work for you? In a way, my husband and I can't answer the question because both are true.

Ernie and Bert's Mother

Priscilla Gilman | Posted 09.30.2011 | Parents
Priscilla Gilman

So many of us have kids who seem so different from each other that we wonder: "How could these kids have come from the same parents?" But recently I discovered that there's a physiological reason for my children's differences.

Sibling Trio On The Lam After Southern Spree: Cops

AP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Crime

ATLANTA — Three siblings who authorities say shot up a police car in Florida and robbed a bank in Georgia were on the loose Thursday and likely ...

Why Divorce May Be Tougher For An Only Child

Vicki Larson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Whenever a couple gets divorced, the first question their friends and extended family wonder about is, what about the kids? We know the way parents h...

Losing Siblings

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linnie Frank Bailey

Some siblings are lost through death, others to squabbles and disagreements. Sometimes it's minor, and sometimes it's major, although it seems to me that when you're standing over a sibling's grave, most conflicts pale in comparison.

Help! My Brother's Divorce Is Complicating My Life

Carolyn Hax | Carolyn Hax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

I feel stuck. My older brother is going through a divorce. He has been living at my parents' for the last four months. My husband and I are currently ...

Can Grown-Up Siblings Learn To Get Along?

Psychology Today | Carlin Flora | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The sibling relationship is a love-hate affair from the get-go. But with effort, brothers and sisters of any age can shed old patterns and forge new b...

When Caregiving With A Sibling Becomes A Disaster

April Rudin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
April Rudin

If I think of family plus care-giving, it always equals a stressful situation no matter how functional a family might be.