An news release, Sisters Give Siblings Better Mental Health, about siblings. I particularly was interested in the sibling conflict.
"Many parents justifiably worry about the seemingly endless fighting between siblings. The study found hostility was indeed associated with greater risk of delinquency. Yet Padilla-Walker also sees a silver lining in the data: The fights give children a chance to learn how to make up and to regain control of their emotions, skills that come in handy down the road.
“An absence of affection seems to be a bigger problem than high levels of conflict,” Padilla-Walker said."
Not that I was thinking about my kids. No, my kids don't fight or anything. No. Not them. My Siblings -