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"Starting with the wry subtitle and the colorful cover cartoon of two fuming kids standing back to back, this lively title uses accessible humor to approach sibling-related topics, such as birth order, privacy, jealousy, bullying, and bonding. The authors discuss each subject in a child-centered, casual, and humorous tone; tips about how to “get the jealousy monster off your back,” for example, are illustrated with a cartoon of a huge purple creature towering over a kid’s shoulder. Included are chapters about siblings with special needs, stepsibs, and bonding with older sibs (respect their privacy) and younger sibs (“practice asking, not bossing”). The book’s open design and interactive features, such as quick checklists and quizzes, help make this a great choice for kids and grownups to talk and laugh about together. A final note and bibliography aimed at parents and caregivers will further aid family discussions."
“Offers children and parents several solutions to common problems” —Tulsa World
“The authors are real, authentic, not preachy, and I’m able to use [the book] to start conversations at my house about all things siblings.”—Homeschooling, Autism, & Stuff Blog
“Get this book and leave it somewhere one of your children will see it!”—The Siblings’ Busy Book Blog
"Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together is a great mental health handbook to the thorny problem field of sibling relationships, the search for peace and harmony. This creative, colorful, humor-laden book contains tons of ideas and suggestions for ways to enrich and improve anyone’s given sibling relationships. Some specific topic areas are: How Birth Order Affects Your Relationship, Top 10 Sticky Situations and Survival Secrets, 5 Ways to Forge a Fabulous Friendship, a Note for Parents and Caregivers, and many more. Siblings is particularly helpful in that it focuses on strengthening and developing positive sibling relationships rather than just subjecting the rivalry or negative aspects of the relationship to analysis and scrutiny. Special sibling problem areas that are dealt with also include half siblings, step siblings, adopted siblings and siblings with special needs. In addition, the Note to Parents and Caregivers includes advice on When Professional Help is Needed, such as “If one child bullies the others, fighting happens often and ruins family plans, or if a child’s self esteem suffers.." (p. 115) Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together is a practical and fun resource for kids, parents and mental health and teaching professionals."—Midwest Book Review: MBR Bookwatch
“A useful addition.”—School Library Journal
Posted May 8, 2012
I work with a lot of siblings, and have siblings myself and we act much better now that we are adults, :). However, we did not when we were children, and neither do the kids I work with now. This is a great book that shows that there are always two sides of everything, and that you really can't get rid of your sibling no matter how much you fight or would like to. It helps them to understand different ways to live under the same roof w/out blowing up the rest of the house.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.