Considerable parental favouritism is associated with lower mental and physical well-being for all children in the family.
Two child development experts share the latest research on sibling favouritism and offer practical tips for parents on how to avoid it.
In this 2008 photo, Liam Gallagher of Oasis performs during a concert in Los Angeles. Noel is seen on the screen behind him. The brothers have a notoriously dysfunctional relationship. Could their father’s documented abuse of their mother explain the animosity?
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The famous feuding Gallagher brothers of the rock band Oasis illustrate what research shows: Kids who grow up in homes where there is domestic violence often grow up to have troubled relationships.
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Being the oldest, middle or youngest child doesn't affect personality as much as we may think. But the relationship we have with our siblings can influence both cognitive and emotional development.
Birth order clearly matters, just not for personality.
Birth order offers an intuitively appealing explanation for the perplexing differences between us and our siblings. Only problem is, it's a myth.
Siblings often turn out to be very different from each other. Ever wondered why?
Parents tend to have greater expectations of their firstborns. But, it's different when the younger sibling is a girl. What impact does it have on their grades?
Like those that can’t live without their siblings, there are those like music’s Gallagher brothers who can’t stand the sight of one another.
How we get along as siblings is a deeply personal issue and profoundly effects our lives as individuals. It’s an issue that crosses cultures and economies, levels of class and fame.
A tale of two halves.
Adaptation of studio picture/The Foxling
Movie lovers mourned the sad death of the Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine this week, one of Hollywood’s golden stars. A recurring theme in her obituaries was her very poor relationship with her older…