Since I’m away visiting family this week, I decided to use the next few days to highlight the most visited posts at Girls to Grow. (The weekly grocery-savings posts I used to write were not included in this count.)
This post comes in third place with 360 all-time views. Come back tomorrow to see which post earned second place.
Five “C’s” for Creating Caring Sibling Relationships
the people I most enjoy spending time with are my own brothers and sister. I
also realize that, at least in the childhood years, this often doesn’t come
In order to help the process along, here are five “‘C’s” I’m
trying to implement.
1. Cultivate similar interests.
Each child has his/her own personality and interests, which should be encouraged
and developed. However, there are probably a few pastimes that they all enjoy,
so provide as many opportunities as possible for them to participate in
2. Communicate your expectations of how they are
to treat one another. When our children were very young, we let them
know that name calling and the use of phrases such as “Shut up” would not be
3. Create an atmosphere of acceptance. Don’t
allow criticism of one another’s failures or shortcomings. It’s important that
members of a family support each other in their endeavors.
Carve out time for each child to be alone. This could
involve giving each child a time and space to be by themselves or scheduling
individual time with a parent.
5. Capture the moments when they
are getting along and commend them for it. It may be fleeting, but be
quick enough to notice and applaud their efforts!
suggestions do you have for building strong sibling relationships?