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  Sibling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sibling is a generic term meaning brother or sister; that is, someone who shares a father and a mother with the person being referenced.
A step-sibling (stepbrother or stepsister), is a sibling to whom you bear no blood relation, but one of whose parents has remarried to one of yours; see stepfamily.
While many half-siblings are step-siblings and vice versa, someone may have either relationship without the other: step-siblings each have a parent married to a parent of the other but not necessarily a parent in common, and half-siblings not living in the same household are not always considered step-siblings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sibling   (330 words)

 AboutOurKids.org | New Baby Sibling: What's a Parent to Do?
Siblings who seemed locked in constant battle as youngsters can grow to be the best of friends, mentors, teachers, role models, and confidantes for their sibling mates.
The siblings to be would prefer their parents were interested in the current events in their lives.
But blood is thicker than water and often the siblings who fought it out in the backyard turn to their siblings most often when older - a shared history is a strong bond.
www.aboutourkids.org /aboutour/articles/siblingtips.html   (774 words)

The first baby eaglet that is born kills all his sibling eaglets by pushing them out from the nest as they come out of their eggs.
Punishing the older sibling simply makes him or her develop ways to diminish, bother, and irritate the younger one that the parents won't be able to detect (Some readers may believe that this is not possible.
As he or she grows up, this continual losing against the older sibling is a source of great frustration for the younger child (Of course, younger siblings don't always lose.
www.angelfire.com /md/imsystem/sibriv1.html   (1918 words)

 How Losing A Sibling Really Affects You
The other common answers were specific people like the sibling’s spouse, the driver of the car who caused the accident, the doctors who couldn't save the sibling, etc. who were a part of their sibling’s life and/or cause of death.
Younger surviving siblings have a lot of problems feeling like they need to step into their siblings footsteps, follow with what their sibling was doing at the time of their death.
Twenty-nine of the siblings surveyed believe that they have received signs and a few others say that they either haven’t but believe one day they might or that they have an experience where they’re not sure if it was their sibling.
www.medt.com /~brunerjs/siblingloss.html   (3830 words)

 Sibling Sexual Abuse
Typically sibling or cousin sexual contact is defined as "abuse" when it is marked by a five year difference; when the children are less than five years apart in age, the interaction is not deemed abusive unless force, coercion, injury, or penetration occurs.
Incidence of sibling or cousin sexual abuse varies greatly among studies, ranging from 10% to 40% among those reporting sexual abuse, although sibling and cousin sexual abuse are about equal in such samples (De Jong, 1988).
Rather, sibling sexual abuse is the result of fragmenting and dysfunctional family processes, and not a cause of the family dysfunction.
www.psychpage.com /family/library/sib_abuse.htm   (1775 words)

 Understanding Sibling Incest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Even though sibling offenders may be viewed as having suffered from abuse themselves prior to their abusing, the sibling abuse they inflict may stem from their own unmet needs more than from the fact of having been abused themselves.
Sibling incest is a complex issue that calls for an awareness that the dynamics of one case may not transfer to another similar case.
Although sibling incest offenders may be known to have suffered from abuse themselves prior to their abusing, the sibling abuse they inflict may, in part at least, stem from their own unmet needs as much as or more than from the fact of having been abused themselves.
www.m-a-h.net /library/abuse/article-sibincest.htm   (3155 words)

 Learning Disabilities OnLine: LD In-Depth: Children with Disabilities: Understanding Sibling Issues
Siblings of a child with a disabling condition express a range of emotions and responses to that sibling, similar in most ways to the range of emotions experienced toward siblings who have no disability (Powell and Ogle, 1985).
Siblings who are not disabled might be interested in seeing and/or participating in some of the unique activities in which their brothers or sisters with disabilities participate while in school.
Nondisabled siblings should know where to access the needed educational, vocational, and medical records of the disabled sibling, and be ready to anticipate his or her changing future needs.
www.ldonline.org /ld_indepth/family/family-sib1.html   (3632 words)

Parents should carefully observe their children, and continually explain to the older siblings the necessity that the parents have of their help with the care of the younger ones.
However, sibling rivalry may also have transcendental social consequences, whose pernicious and persistent negative effects have permeated human history and continue to manifest themselves in the present.
And, if someone has no sense of moral wrongness in the abuse of power towards members of his or her own family, it can be expected that that is how they will feel towards the rest of the people in their social environment.
www.angelfire.com /md/imsystem/sibriv3.html   (2297 words)

 Your Child | Sibling Abuse
Sibling abuse is the physical, emotional or sexual abuse of one sibling by another
Because of this, sibling abuse often is not seen as a problem until serious injuries occur.
Another factor is that in some cases, siblings may switch back and forth between the roles of abuser and victim.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/yourchild/sibabuse.htm   (1514 words)

 Sibling Rivalry: The Truth About the Family Favorite with Vera Rabie-Azoory
But Alfred Adler, at the same time, tried to put forth a theory of personality development based on sibling rivalry, but he was debunked by a rigorous and I should say vicious Freud who dominated the scene for the past century.
However, in speaking repeatedly with adult single children, I've often heard they were perfectly happy with their lives and many said they never desired siblings and they were pleased to be by themselves with their parents and to have all the attention focused on themselves.
You have to ultimately recognize that the siblings in conflict have the desire to be better than the other child who they see as more favored.
www.webmd.com /content/article/1/1700_50681   (4076 words)

 Sibling Sexual Abuse - A Parents Guide
In sibling sexual abuse, the victim and the abuser are siblings.
Sibling sexual abuse often takes place when parents fail to pay attention to the trust that they have placed in one of their children.
In this booklet the word 'sibling' is used to refer to children who grow up in the same family, whether they are step-children, foster children, adopted children or children by birth.
www.sasian.org /guide/aguide_en.htm   (4101 words)

 SIBLING RIVALRY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Disciplining siblings is giving them the tools to succeed in life, and one of the most important tools that has life-long social implications is the quality of empathy.
Siblings who are allowed to fight as kids are more likely to fight as adults.
Some sibling strife is inevitable, though the degree depends on the ages of the two children, whether or not their personalities are compatible, and the level of sibling conflict you tolerate.
www.askdrsears.com /html/6/T064200.asp   (5742 words)

 UF STUDY: SIBLING VIOLENCE LEADS TO BATTERING IN COLLEGE DATING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In fact, the study found that sibling violence is a predictor of dating violence and is compounded by the experience of growing up in families where parent-to-child violence or parent-to-parent violence exists, said Virginia Noland, a UF professor of health science education.
Siblings learn violence as a form of manipulation and control as they compete with each other for family resources, Noland said.
The study also found that siblings closer in age experienced greater levels of violence than those spaced farther apart, probably because they spend more time together at home and school and are more likely to travel in the same social circles, Noland said.
www.napa.ufl.edu /2004news/siblingviolence.htm   (864 words)

 Handling Sibling Rivalry
It seems strange that whenever the word sibling comes up, the word rivalry seems sure to follow despite the fact that there are many solid sibling relationships in families (brothers and sisters who like and enjoy one another).
Siblings don't choose the family they are born into, don't choose each other.
Siblings learn how to share, how to come face to face with jealousy, and how to accept their individual strengths and weaknesses.
www.childdevelopmentinfo.com /parenting/sibling_rivalry.shtml   (1750 words)

 Sibling Rivalry
Siblings can be a wonderful addition to any child's life.
Siblings can be there for each other in many ways that parents cannot.
Sibling abuse is something that can happen when fights get too physical.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /BODY_HE110   (1412 words)

 Big Sibling Program @ MIT
The Big Sibling Program is new to MIT as of 2002-3, thanks to a collaboration between Adoptive Families at MIT (AFMIT), the Hosts to the International Students Program (HISP), and the Graduate Student Council.
Ideally the Big Sibling will serve as a point of contact with the child's cultural heritage, will help the child in learning to navigate cultural issues that may arise in his or her life, and will be a resource in building a healthy identity.
Big sibling relationships provide not only a cultural connection for an adopted child, but also an opportunity for the adoptee's family to learn more about the adoptee's culture of origin and to become more racially aware.
www.mit.edu /~shaslang/adoption/AboutBigSibs.html   (478 words)

 Adult Sibling Relationships: Symposium
Differences in the nature of sibling relationships associated with each phase of adult life (late adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood) and the impact of relative birth order (oldest with youngest, oldest with middle, middle with middle, and middle with youngest) were also assessed.
The sibling relationship has been described as the most enduring of all familial relationships, with several researchers commenting on the uniqueness of the sibling bond due to the shared genetic and social backgrounds of the siblings and the longevity of their relationship.
The four groups were combinations of the oldest and a middle sibling, two middle siblings, a middle and the youngest sibling, and the oldest and the youngest sibling.
personalwebs.oakland.edu /~stewart/agetype.html   (1412 words)

 Children with Disabilities: Understanding Sibling Issues
Additionally, several different viewpoints about sibling relationships are presented from a sibling with a disability; two nondisabled, adult siblings who have a sister with a disability; and a parent of several children, the youngest with a disability.
Siblings of a child with a disabling condition express a range of emotions and responses to that sibling, similar in most ways to the range of emotions experienced toward siblings who have no disability (Powell & Ogle, 1985).
It is essential to avoid seeing the person with a disability as "the dependent." The sibling with a disability should be empowered through early training and attitudes to act as independently as possible, and to make his or her own choices; as with all of us, some choices will be mistakes.
www.nichcy.org /pubs/newsdig/nd11txt.htm   (10173 words)

 The Sibling Center
Joanna Fanos, Ph.D. Director, is a senior research psychologist who for 20 years has studied the impact on siblings of growing up with a brother or sister with a medical condition.
The Sibling Center, a brainchild of Joanna H. Fanos, Ph.D., was developed to support the emotional, physical, and psychosocial needs of the “well sibling,” reassuring them that they are just as loved and their needs just as important.
But this can be prevented: research shows that siblings do better when they understand what is happening and they receive support from their parents and health care professionals.
www.cpmc.org /services/sibcnt.html   (434 words)

 Sibling Study With DNA Testing Centre
This is the most accurate form of testing that you can do to determine a child's relationship if a sample is not available from the father for a paternity test or the alleged father's parents for a grandparent study.
Consider the Y-PLEX test if the child in question is male and there is an available male relative from the alleged father's male linage (such as an uncle or nephew).
Sibling Study with or without a sample from the common mother.
www.dnatestingcentre.com /sibling.htm   (178 words)

 Petitioning Procedures: Bringing a Sibling to Live in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This information is for a United States (U.S.) citizen, who is at least 21 years of age, who wishes to petition for or “sponsor” his or her brother or sister to live permanently in the U.S. Lawful permanent residents are not eligible to petition for a brother or sister.
If your sibling is outside the country, he or she must then go to the local U.S. consulate to complete visa processing.
If your sibling is legally inside the United States when a visa number becomes available and has not worked without authorization, he or she may apply to adjust to Permanent Resident status.
uscis.gov /graphics/howdoi/sibapp.htm   (1878 words)

 Parenting, Pregnancy,Conception, Babynames - Parenthood.com
Research indicates that it is a good idea to monitor your children's sibling rivalries, but during middle childhood, direct intervention into their arguments can sometimes have the opposite effect of what you want.
This intervention has the effect of escalating the battle as the stronger sibling feels resentful and the weaker sibling feels like they can fight back more because the parent is "on their side".
Often times sibling relationships "heat up" when these kinds of changes are taking place, but most siblings cool down again once things settle down.
www.parenthoodweb.com /parent_cfmfiles/pros.cfm?n=317   (617 words)

 Sibling Connections Newsletter
Deerfield, IL-   Siblings of people with disabilities, parents, and professionals gathered for the first ever Sibling Connections Conference, sponsored by the RRTC on Aging with Developmental Disabilities at the Center for Enriched Living on October 29th and 30th, 2004.
Siblings are key future informal caregivers for adults with disabilities; yet they typically are not targeted by professionals.
Siblings got up bright and early on Saturday morning to hear Don Meyer, creator of Sibshops, talk about what siblings of people with disabilities want their service providers to know.
www.uic.edu /orgs/rrtcamr/Sibling_Connections   (1168 words)

 Getting Along With Brothers and Sisters
A sibling is a brother or sister and rivalry means competition.
But some sibling rivalry involves arguing, like when you think your brother is hogging the ball.
Although you're probably proud of your sibling or siblings, it's normal to be a little jealous, too.
kidshealth.org /kid/feeling/home_family/sibling_rivalry.html   (654 words)

 Center for the Study of Autism
They will be unable to understand the special needs of their sibling, but they will notice differences and try to teach their brother or sister.
Children of this age are likely to enjoy their sibling because they have not learned to be judgmental, and their feelings toward their siblings will likely be linked to "normal" sibling interactions.
They have the ability to understand a definition and explanation of their sibling's special need as long as it is explained to them in terms they can understand.
www.autism.org /sibling/sibneeds.html   (489 words)

 Sibling Relationships: Articles on Sibling Rivalry, Effect of Sibling Relationships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The article presents information about teenage sibling relationships, and offers suggestions to parents as to how to prevent and cope with the perils of sibling relationships.
The Ohio State University Extension Website presents one of many articles on sibling rivalry, titled "Helping Older Siblings Adjust to Their Baby Sib." Article offers advice and information to parents about sibling relationships, including the effect of sibling relationships on both younger and older children.
Links to articles on sibling rivalry that discuss topics such as "What to Do When Siblings Quarrel" and "Encouraging Respectful Behavior." From the University of Minnesota Extension.
www.cfw.tufts.edu /topic/2/38.htm   (264 words)

 The Sibling Connection
There is information about the factors that influence the sibling grief response and a page on "anniversary reactions," a phenomena that is especially difficult for siblings.
Clearly, many surviving siblings remember their brother or sister extremely well, (regardless of the length of time since the death) and still found it difficult to talk about the loss, choking up and becoming tearful when sharing the details of their experience.
I have been deeply touched by their willingness to participate in my research in order to add to what is known about sibling loss, and validate the significance of the loss for others.
www.counselingstlouis.net /introduction.html   (469 words)

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