Dealing with sibling rivalry

Dana Entin, Parent Educator and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, shares advice for parents on four ways to help their children get along together
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Dealing with sibling rivalry

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One of the first important things in sibling rivalry is to really understand that it’s very common and very normal. And in fact, this rivalry is actually purposeful. When parents really understand that the sibling relationship is potentially the longest relationship a child might have, they can switch their ideas from always getting along to always working together. Here are some tips: 1. Encourage conversations where people are allowed to express different ideas and have different feelings about things – dinner tables are a great place to do this. 2. Model having a disagreement where there is no anger and name-calling. 3. Point out lots of conflicts in siblings who have issues in TV programs, story books and movies. 4. And last, have a general sense of acceptance of differences of opinion in your home. These things really do help siblings have less rivalry.

Dana Entin, Parent Educator and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, shares advice for parents on four ways to help their children get along together

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Dana Entin, RN, MN, PNP

Parent Educator

Dana is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has been teaching parenting classes for the past 10 years. She understands that all families are unique, but believes that children thrive with healthy values, discipline, respect, and an environment where parents understand normal development and are open and excited about their role as a parent. Dana is a true advocate for children and parents alike. Today’s parents are inundated with blogs, books and boatloads of people telling them what to do.  Dana uses her advanced practice nursing background to help parents better understand research and information pertaining to parenting.

Dana has written many articles, lectures, and does private and small group consultations. She has completed a parent handbook on discipline and is currently working on a new book. 

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