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Siblings
04/04/2013
Product of a Second Marriage My father is my mother's second husband. She and her first husband divorced over 40 years ago after bringing two innocent children into the world, who are now in their 40s. I am a product of this second marriage. More >>

Tags: DivorceMarriageParentingRelativesSecond marriageSiblings
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03/18/2013
What Happened When Parents Played Favorites I grew up in a household where my parents absolutely played favorites and did nothing to hide it. There were 3 of us each separated by 4 years. The oldest, my sister, was never treated fairly by my folks. More >>

Tags: EducationFamily/Relationships - Parent/ChildHealthMental HealthNarcissismParentingRelativesSiblings
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03/15/2013
It's Not About Equal, It's About Need My parents did play favorites, or at least expected a lot more out of me as the oldest than they did the youngest, which I think is common. More >>

Tags: ChildrenFamilyParentingRelationshipsRelativesSibling rivalrySiblings
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03/15/2013
Growing Up With Less My childhood was interesting. Born in 1950 to older parents (Dad was 60 and Mom was 44 when I arrived), I had a sister 12 years my senior and a brother 4 years older than I. More >>

Tags: BudgetChildrenEducationFamilyMoneyParentingRelationshipsRelativesSiblings
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02/19/2013
Grandma's Ignoring My Baby ...My brother and I had our babies two months apart...it was his first, and my third...My family has clearly shown more favoritism for his daughter -- more cooing, coddling, holding - than for mine.
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Tags: Adult Child-ParentBabyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyGrandchildrenGrandparentsParentingRelationshipsRelativesSiblings
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02/19/2013
Video: Grandma's Ignoring My Baby What should you do when the grandparents seem to favor one sibling's baby over the other sibling's baby? More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBabyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyGrandchildrenGrandparentsParentingRelationshipsRelativesSiblings
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02/15/2013
Put Your Feelings Aside I was surprised to find that my sister and I got through most of the care giving without incident, but I also believe that was at least partially due to the fact that I decided to keep my thoughts to myself regarding her behavior. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAttitudeBehaviorFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFeelingsRelaltivesRelativesSiblingsSistersTaking care of parentsValues
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02/08/2013
When Health Declines I never expected to be caregiver for my parents. My older brother, who never left home, and my sister were the ones I always thought would be there for them when they got too infirm to be independent. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHealth careHelpingRelationshipsRelativesSiblings
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02/08/2013
Help for Families Caring for Senior Parents I have seen both sides - what works, and what doesn't. One side of my family pushed the care off onto one person...On the other side of my family, they did it well. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentBehaviorFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentGrandparentsHealth careHelpingRelationshipsRelativesSiblings
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02/07/2013
Caregiving for Two Parents at the Same Time Sadly, last year we had the caregiving dilemma for both my father and my father-in-law at the same time. I'm not saying it was easy, but here's how we handled the situation. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentAttitudeBehaviorCherishFamilyFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentHealth careHelpingRelaltivesRelativesSiblingsTaking care of parentsValues
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