Siblings as a Team

Ideas for a strong family

Peace in the family – finally

“One child is hardly any children – but two are like four!” With each new sibling, the turbulence factor in a family increases exponentially. Why? From an evolutionary perspective, siblings are rivals competing for food and security. “I want apple juice first! No, this is my seat! I want to sit in front!”

Once parents have read this book, they will know what the children are really fighting about, and also how best to support them in growing up together. Nicola Schmidt describes ingeniously simple ways to turn the nastiest rivals into strong partnerships and teams. Parents will thus know how to react constructively when all their children scream “Me first!” at the same time.

• Sibling rivalry: often the issue number one in families