Only children’s cognitive development by age 11 is more affected by things like their parents’ relationship and wealth than whether they have brothers and sisters.
Play fighting can help children’s development in many ways, from their balance, to their nonverbal skills and cognition.
Canada jays who are able to expel their siblings from the nest and home territory have better chances of survival.
All brothers and sisters have tensions or disagreements from time to time as they jockey for position in the family. But when one sibling victimizes another, there can be serious and ongoing harms.
Sharing administrative tasks and reminiscing on family moments can bring siblings together during tough times.
Researchers have long differed on whether growing up with a sister or brother influences who we become as adults. New research using big data aims to finally settle the argument.
A psychology researcher explains, squabbling is a child’s first go at figuring out how to get along with others. So, it is possible to see it as a positive.
A researcher who studied family estrangement identifies the main reasons behind it and how people can find a path to reconcile and heal family rifts.
Here’s what psychological studies have discovered about birth order.
Interestingly, there are more non-identical twins in Australia now than there have been before. The number of twin pregnancies has grown over the past 30 years.
It’s important to make genuine room for children in discussions about death, ritual planning and meaning-making.
New research shows that children who are kind, supportive and understanding influence their siblings to act and behave in similar ways.
Chronic pain often comes with other illnesses. Researchers have now shown that genetics can play a part in how likely you are to suffer.
A new survey of people living estranged from a parent, sibling or adult child has found many feel judged or blamed for their family breakdown.
How many times do people make the comment about which parent a child takes after. So what does genetics say?
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 offers an intuitively appealing explanation for the perplexing differences between us and our siblings. Only problem is, it’s a myth.
Research shows that family has an important role in getting children to play sport and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the Rugby World Cup.
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?
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.