Category Archives: Siblings

Mom, They Hate Each Other

When Emma and Michelle were young, I often called my mom, the wise mother of 6, lamenting, “Mom, they hate each other.” Emma was born April 3, 1973; Michelle, June 17, 1975. Even now, 35 years later,  I don’t want … Continue reading

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The Worm Turns; the Younger Sibling Fights Back

I had always been fascinated how early the younger sibling figures out how to annoy the older sibling. From a journal entry in 1974, when Michelle was 15 months old, Emma was 3. When Emma came home from nursery school, … Continue reading

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The Worm Turns; the Younger Sibling Fights Back

I had always been fascinated how early the younger sibling figures out how to annoy the older sibling. From a journal entry in 1974, when Michelle was 15 months old, Emma was 3. When Emma came home from nursery school, … Continue reading

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Handling Sibling Rivalry Between 3-Year-Old and 17-Month old Sisters

After observing how 15-month-old Michelle could hold her own with 3-year-old Emma, I earnestly tried to establish rules for myself . As the oldest of six, I probably overidentified with Emma. I read this to her recently, when her son … Continue reading

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Mom, They Hate Each Other

I don’t want to masquerade as an all-wise grandma. No mother of 4 daughters ever masters sibling rivalry. Fall 1976–When Anne (3 1/2) came home from nursery school, she asked me to read Green Eggs and Ham. She settled on … Continue reading

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Worm Turns; Younger Sister Learns to Scheme

I don’t want to masquerade as an all-wise  mother and grandma. No mother of 4 daughters ever masters sibling rivalry. In the last 3 years, since 3 daughers became mothers, I feel like I am back in adolescence and all … Continue reading

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Lady in Red

1947 Wedding Day, 2001 The above picture of me at age 2 indicates that ┬áred has always been my favorite color. My first tricycle was red. My blogs have a red banner, and the sidebar text is red. I have … Continue reading

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