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Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2000

    A Great Book!

    I recommend this book to anyone raising more than one child. Well written, easy to digest with lots of ideas! To the authors: Thank you for this book! It's rare that I find a parenting book that I recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    This was recommended to me by my 8 year old daughter's therapist

    This was recommended to me by my 8 year old daughter's therapist! LOVE it! So many things that just make sense and make you think "why didn't I already realize this???" I started using the ideas as soon as I started reading it, I am already seeing results! Highly reccommend to all families with more than one child!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Parent support group--in a book.

    A handbook, workshop and reality check all in one. It's a "why didn't I think of that" and an "I'm glad I have that tool now" kind of parenting guide.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2007

    It's working!

    I wish I had read this book years ago! It is an easy and entertaining read. Each chapter taught a specific skill and assigned 'homework'. I noticed a huge difference right away- within a day. The frequency of the kids' fights diminished,the intensity of their fights weakened, and they started to work out their own problems. I feel more confident in my parenting and proud that my children are learning problem solving skills. I'm recognizing that the kids are developing skills that will lead them to healthy relationships in their adulthood. I've learned how I have been fueling their fights in the past. How not to take sides and cast my children in damaging roles. We are a happier family all around! Of all my parenting 'how-to' books, this has been my favorite!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2005

    fantastic!!!!!!!!!

    I had such a great time reading this book. Easy to read and has examples that everybody can relate to. When you have more than one child, parents really need some help getting the kids to get along,this book has real examples and real advice you can follow. This book is a great resource. Fantastic, highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2002

    Sensible advice from a book that has become a true classic

    This book has given us so many ideas to try with our three young children (ages 5, 3, and 2 months). I really like the way all of the strategies maintain the dignitiy of both the parent and the child. When I am able to resist "automatic parenting" reactions that aren't working anyway...like yelling, threatening, criticizing, and bribing and use some of the great suggestions in this book, I feel so much more effective and proud of myself as a parent. Because I have 3 very young children, I would like to also recommend a new pocketsized book that has been extremely helpful to me with my specific sibling issues. Appropriately entitled "The Pocket Parent", it is written exclusively for parents with 2's, 3's, 4's, and 5's. There are a number of pertinent chapters relating to sibs... "the new baby", "comparing and labeling", "sibling rivalry", "hitting and hurting others", "biting", "bad words", "I hate you's", "power struggles", and "traveling with the kids". These two books with exactly the same philosophy compliment each other--both having many great examples of the exact words to use in many sibling situations. One of the best things I learned from both books is to stop trying to "be fair", but instead to try to meet each child's needs. For example, if you tried your best to serve same sized pancakes to the kids and your son immediately screams that his sister's pancakes are much bigger and better than his...instead of going nuts and yelling back that he's absolutely wrong as you take your ruler out to prove it...you just need to take a deep breath and say calmly, "Mmmmm, sounds like you're still hungry, honey...how about two more pancakes just for you!! GREAT ADVICE...and it works!!

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    Posted December 7, 2012

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