My friend (with a sibling
with a disability) and I were conversing on things that drive us crazy about our siblings
They were particularly interested in families with children already affected by ASD, as their siblings
are known to be at a higher genetic risk of the condition, and their parents may be additionally concerned about the effects of vaccinations.
The Emirati siblings
, two girls and a boy, identified as M.
7% in younger siblings
of autistic children in the general U.
And just as one would expect, younger siblings
see themselves as the funnier, favoured children while older siblings
claim to be more successful and organised.
Through the study, researchers from Concordia University have confirmed that teaching occurs naturally and spontaneously, but that both older and younger siblings
initiate learning activities and that, siblings
acting as teachers use a variety of instructional techniques during these informal lessons.
an organization that has worked to ensure support for siblings
of children with cancer.
But insisting that siblings
can never be separated means closing the mind to the possibility that, sadly, it is sometimes necessary.
Mothers and older siblings
were scored on how they interacted with the younger child.
abuse trauma; assessment and intervention strategies for children, families, and adults, 2d ed.
One of the biggest surprises of the study was that it was not the difference between being an only child and having siblings
that was significant.
The study looked at the effects of physical assault with and without a weapon or injury, property aggression like stealing something or breaking a siblings
' things on purpose, and psychological aggression such as saying things that made a sibling
feel bad, scared, or not wanted around.