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Loving Each One Best: A Caring and Practical Approach to Raising Siblings

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
All those baby boomers who have embarked on the journey of raising their second and third children have found themselves left in the lurch by existing child care literature. Now child care expert Nancy Samalin, who has earned a reputation for her forgiving and empowering approach to parenting, brings her inspiring outlook to this guide to the pitfalls and rewards of parent ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 6th 1997 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1996)
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PhilorChelsy
Jan 12, 2012 PhilorChelsy rated it liked it
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Don't pit your kids against each other all of the time "Lets see who brushes first!" "First one asleep is the winner!" "First one done is the winner" etc etc. We want our kids to be a team, not against each other.

Anger: indulge in the feeling, don't act on it. Don't take your kids negative behaviors be a reflection of their "moral decline" because you don't know the future. Address the issue at hand.
Take a Time Out
Write a Note

Distraction: "Who wants...."

"Lets take this to the table." (To sit and
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Kristy
Feb 12, 2013 Kristy rated it liked it
I was hoping for more advice from this book, however it was mostly filled with "most parents feel..." and short stories of patients. There were several interesting stories many parents can relate to. One in particular: "A mother of two children ages 6 and 2 said - My career and myself went down hill after my second child was born. I couldn't keep up with life and raising a toddler and a baby, too. I long for adult conversations. I long for the feeling of order and quiet." The author said "parent ...more
Traci
Jan 21, 2010 Traci rated it really liked it
Really sound advice on raising siblings so that they love each other and you. My favorite concept? Fair is not equal! That has been so helpful in evaluating and responding lovingly to the needs of my children.
Amy
Nov 29, 2009 Amy rated it liked it
This book had some good advice for parents of more than one child.
Momma
Feb 13, 2012 Momma rated it it was ok
nothing new!
Kim
Sep 12, 2010 Kim rated it liked it
Particularly liked the chapter on "anger" -- something I have trouble controlling...
R.
May 16, 2012 R. rated it really liked it
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Practical advice and stories to help parents cope with sibling issues and how to lighten up about it. Some info given in questionaire format.
Gerry
Apr 29, 2016 Gerry rated it it was ok
Trite parenting cliches for the most part. Nothing at all on the issue raised by the title . . .
Olive Chan
May 10, 2014 Olive Chan rated it liked it
Illuminating read for an only child who is expecting her second child. Has some practical tips but nothing too profound.
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