10 Causes Of Sibling Conflict


  1. Parental favoritism


  1. Children recreate parents’ conflicts


  1. Parents recreate their own sibling issues with their children


  1. Parent is “switchboard operator” for the siblings


  1. Parents assign crystallize behavioral roles for each child


  1. Dysfunctional parents cause siblings to turn anger onto each other


  1. Dysfunctional parents cause sibling to isolate themselves


  1. Younger sibling feels abandoned as older moves away


  1. Cultural preference in looks, abilities, personality


  1. Mental illness and neurological conditions

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