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How do I create a strong sibling bond between my children?

Ms Marina Yap suggests:
  • Don’t play favourites. Being fair is very important.
  • Avoid comparing your kids. It does not create closeness between siblings but sets them up to compete with each other
  • Let each child be who they are. Do not label them. Enjoy each child’s individual talents and successes.
  • Plan family activities that are fun for everyone. If your children have good experiences together, it acts as a buffer when they come into conflict
  • Make sure each child has enough time and space of their own. Kids need chances to do own things, play with own friends without their sibling, and to have they space and property protected.
  • Use positive parenting. No yelling and over-punishing.
  • Educate and remind your children about the limitations of younger siblings. Regardless of the age difference, developmental differences are bound to cause conflict and bickering between siblings. It is important to help children understand why their younger siblings are not able to exercise impulse control, or express their needs clearly. Remind your children of the stage their siblings are in, and how that impacts what they can and cannot do.

Ms Marina Yap is a registered clinical psychologist with Centre for Effective Living.

 

 
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How do I create a strong sibling bond between my children?

Ms Marina Yap suggests:
  • Don’t play favourites. Being fair is very important.
  • Avoid comparing your kids. It does not create closeness between siblings but sets them up to compete with each other
  • Let each child be who they are. Do not label them. Enjoy each child’s individual talents and successes.
  • Plan family activities that are fun for everyone. If your children have good experiences together, it acts as a buffer when they come into conflict
  • Make sure each child has enough time and space of their own. Kids need chances to do own things, play with own friends without their sibling, and to have they space and property protected.
  • Use positive parenting. No yelling and over-punishing.
  • Educate and remind your children about the limitations of younger siblings. Regardless of the age difference, developmental differences are bound to cause conflict and bickering between siblings. It is important to help children understand why their younger siblings are not able to exercise impulse control, or express their needs clearly. Remind your children of the stage their siblings are in, and how that impacts what they can and cannot do.

Ms Marina Yap is a registered clinical psychologist with Centre for Effective Living.

 

 

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