My Mommyology

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6 Ways To Build Harmonious Sibling Relationships Amongst Toddlers


It is the first Friday of May! 

Check out the guest post at Green Eggs and Moms on Sibling Relationships.  But first, here’s a little “history” behind the post.

My Mommyology

The girls "sharing" and taking turns at the Piano.

I love it when siblings are the best of friends (Ahem!  A special shout out to my own who are reading this right now! 😉 ).  I know of a few people who have this relationship with one or two of their very own siblings and I find it absolutely priceless.  It is always a treat to see them interact.

I’ve often wondered how that came to be, particularly now that I have two girls of my own that are close in age.  I wish there was a handbook or a set of instructions I could just read and follow!  Of course as parents, we know that there is no such thing!  So we try — I try and experiment and dance on my head — at the very least I hope that what I am doing for the girls and with them will make them love each other unconditionally and have each others’ backs for life.

So far, I’ve come up with a short list of what’s worked for us over the last thirteen months.  I am happy to share them with you in the hopes that you can use and adjust them according to your children’s sibling (or cousin or close friends) dynamics to make it best work for you.

Feel free to leave your thoughts, comments and insights on the matter.  I’d love to learn from your experiences too!

Click here to read more.

Author: mymommyology

I am the mom that I am because of my two wonderful little girls. They teach me everyday.


  1. I like the practical tips you shared. Though my daughter does not have any siblings yet, I will take to heart the points you shared. Even though my older brother and I had a 5 year age gap, we still had sibling rivalry. With me crying all the time, being the butt of practical jokes. But then I’d feel sorry for him when he was punished for whatever made me cry. So this list is good, its has been tried and tested.

    • Thank you! I don’t know if or how to eradicate sibling rivalry completely, but it does help when the parent is conscious about it and tries to curb it somehow. 🙂

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