What is sibling rivalry?<br />Sibling rivalry is competition or animosity between brothers and sisters. <br />Competition = to fight, test, or argue<br />Animosity = to dislike or hate<br />
Some famous examples of sibling rivalry…<br />Cain and Abel <br />In the Biblical story of Cain and Abel, God favored Abel. <br />Cain was very jealous of Abel. <br />Cain murdered his brother Abel. <br />
Rachel and Leah<br />Rachel and Leah were sisters. <br />Leah was the oldest sister. <br />Rachel fell in love with a man named Jacob. <br />But the oldest daughter in the family is supposed to get married first. <br />So Rachel and Leah’s father tricked Jacob…and Jacob married Leah instead of Rachel. <br />
Linus and Lucy Van Pelt from the “Charlie Brown” Series<br />
Malcolm and Reese Wilkerson from “Malcolm in the Middle”<br />
Fredo and Michael Corleone from “The Godfather” movies<br />
What causes sibling rivalry? <br />There is usually more than one reason for sibling rivalry. <br />Jealousy is the most common reason. <br />Also, when 2 siblings are close in age it can cause sibling rivalry. <br />Competition over similar interests and goals. <br />
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