Your Opinion on Sibling Rivalry....

@mjmlagat (3171)
Philippines
October 15, 2008 2:59am CST
In a family of four siblings, it is inevitable to encounter sibling rivalry. For parents like me, it's quite tough to deal with it especially if both parties strongly insist they are right. On a parent's point of view, sibling rivalry is simply a desperate move of children who want to grab top positions in the family. For me, since I had experienced this before with my sister (she was the one who felt the rivalry, I never did), it really created a negative impact on her personality. The way I observe her today, she nurtured the feeling of jealousy brought about by such feeling of rivalry when we were still small.Although we both have grown maturely about family issues, sometimes she still inhibits something negative towards our relationship. Have you experienced similar situation like this, or, have you known someone who does? Thanks for sharing your experiences through this discussion.
1 response
@Paula08 (33)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
Hi, I am not yet a parent, but if I am going to be a parent someday, I will try showing no favoritism among my children, and be watchful of what is going on inside their minds or feelings as a child, and help correct them early, as it could have big impacts on their life as their grow up.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
You will be one of the best ever! Good luck and thanks for finding my discussion worth the response.