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Sibling relationships

  2. 2. FAMILY ORDER ACTIVIT YStudents who are:  The oldest child go to the back right corner of room.  The youngest child go to the front right corner.  The middle child go to the back left corner.  The only child go to the front left corner.Each group is to list the advantages and disadvantages of their birth order on the butcher paper. Each group will present their findings.
  3. 3. BIRTH ORDER The order in which children are born into a family influences the development of the children. Oldest children bear the burden of the parents heaviest expectations and also of the parents’ inexperience in raising children. Second or third children are generally treated in a more relaxed way by the parents. Youngest children often have a more difficult transition to adulthood.
  4. 4. OLDEST CHILD Usually set up as an example to the other children. Treated more like an adult by his/her parents. A high achiever. Given and accepts more responsibility than the other children. Usually college-bound. Independent. Affectionate.
  5. 5. MIDDLE CHILDMay work extra-hard to get recognition.Is usually a peacemaker.Is somewhat average in schoolwork, but is an all-around good student.Is usually a calm, even-tempered adult.
  6. 6. YOUNGEST CHILD Gets a lot of attention, along with a lot of bossing. May be spoiled. Usually matures quickly. May be undisciplined and irresponsible. Is easy -going about school. Likes to associate with someone who takes charge of situations.
  7. 7. ONLY CHILDFirstborns in triplicateEven more responsibleEven bigger perfectionistsUsually get along better with people older than themselves .
  8. 8. TIPS FOR OLDEST CHILD Don’t overextend yourself Learn to say no--- you can’t do everything Don’t expect so much from yourself. You don’t have to be perfect. Don’t be afraid of being a detail person Take problem solving step -by -step Even though you may not like to be an example, with younger siblings you generally are. Don’t let others pressure you into making decisions. Take your time. Try to develop a sense of humor and laugh at your mistakes. Never apologize for being conscientious or over organized.
  9. 9. TIPS FOR THE MIDDLE CHILD Use your people skills to see both sides of issues and deal with life as it really is. If you are a free spirit, fight to keep your unique qualities. Middle children grow up thinking that no one ever listened to them and they never had a chance to express their ideas. Share your ideas! Enjoy your many friends, but don’t spread yourself too thin. Don’t compare yourself to others —just be you! Don’t think only firstborns are leaders; you understand, negotiate, and compromise. Try being a leader!
  10. 10. TIPS FOR THE YOUNGEST CHILD Accept responsibility for yourself! Many last borns are messy; learn to pick up af ter yourself. Choose jobs where you interact with people because you will do well! Be less self-centered and of fer to help others. Don’t blame others if you’re the one who really caused the situation. Your gift of humor will be an asset; use it correctly. Give others a chance to share the limelight. Concentrate on asking others about them! Lastborns tend to be the most compatible.
  11. 11. TIPS FOR ONLY CHILDREN Be able to enjoy your parents, all their attention is going to be on you so instead of fighting them enjoy it. Bring friends home and have them meet your parents. Don’t think you need to control everything, remember you are a child and you don’t have control over everything. Remind yourself that it’s okay to be young!
  12. 12. SIBLING RELATIONSHIP BANK ACCOUNT What are some deposits into the relationship bank account? What are some withdrawals from the relationship bank account?
  13. 13. SIBLINGS Brothers and sisters in a family. Can be the best of friends or worst of enemies. Why would these be? Give some examples. I KNOW YOU HAVE THEM!!
  14. 14. SIBLING RIVALRY Competition between brothers and sisters. Usually created by jealous feelings as they compete for their parents’ love and attention or other things. Are there times where you feel like your parents love your siblings more?
  15. 15. Friends may come and go, but our siblings are always our siblings.