Recently, there were headlines about how damaging simple sibling fighting can actually be after a study’s findings. As a second born child, I remember being told often that things I liked were stupid, I was “dumb”, etc. etc. Frankly, it did suck and, when it happens to the younger child, it’s by the person they generally look up to. Naturally, I’ve gotten sweet revenge..kidding… kind of… Joking aside, can hurtful comments older siblings make be detrimental to a younger child? How can parents keep sibling interaction healthy? Breezy Mama turned to Dr. Fran Walfish, a child and family psychotherapist who appeared on Fox News to discuss this very issue.
According to the study, sibling bullying can lead to “anger, depression or anxiety” in the child on the receiving end. At what point can natural sibling fights become detrimental psychologically to a child?
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