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How to Help Siblings Get Along

A weekly update of content from childmind.org featuring parenting advice, in-depth articles, and the latest thinking on children’s mental health and learning disorders.

August 9, 2022

Siblings can be each other’s playmates, confidantes, best friends — and worst enemies. Especially after a full summer together and with the transition back to school coming up, siblings may need a little extra help to keep the peace and work through disagreements.

This week on childmind.org, we have advice on helping siblings get along and build the supportive bonds that can be so meaningful throughout their lives. We have tips for making sure kids’ needs are met when a sibling has a mental health challenge or when a new baby is on the way. Plus, ways to teach kids about handling conflict and setting healthy boundaries — skills that are crucial for happy relationships within the family and beyond it.

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