Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together

Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together

Paperback Laugh & Learn (Free Spirit Publishing)

By (author) James Christ, By (author) Elizabeth Verdick

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  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 118 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 178mm x 10mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Minneapolis
  • ISBN 10: 1575423367
  • ISBN 13: 9781575423364
  • Edition statement: Original
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 43,247

Product description

Brothers and sisters: they can make great friends, and it's nice to have someone who'll love you no matter what. But kids know siblings can be a real drag, too. Full-color illustrations and humorous, kidfriendly text teach kids how to cope with problems of fairness, jealousy, conflict, tattling, privacy, and other things that can make having siblings so difficult. Kids learn how to cope with a new baby in the home and how to handle special situations such as siblings with special needs, step-siblings, and adopted siblings. Unlike most other books on the topic, "Siblings" doesn't dwell on sibling rivalry; it focuses on building positive relationships. After all, siblings can grow up to be the best of friends.

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Author information

James J. Crist, Ph.d., CSAC, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified substance abuse counselor with the Child and Family Counseling Center in Woodbridge, Virginia. He works with a wide variety of clients, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He specializes in working with attention disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and drug and alcohol abuse. He also is an adjunct faculty member in the professional counseling program at Argosy University. Dr. Crist is the author of "What to Do When You're Scared & Worried," "What to Do When You're Sad & Lonely, Mad," and other books. Elizabeth Verdick is the author of more than 30 highly acclaimed books for children and teenagers, including books in the Toddler Tools(TM) board book series, the Best Behavior (TM) series for young children, and the Laugh & Learn series for preteens. Her most recent titles include "Diapers Are Not Forever "and "Listening Time" and "Bye-Bye Time" from the Toddler Tools series. Elizabeth lives with her husband, daughter, son, and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.

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""Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together" is a great mental health handbook to the thorny problem field of sibling relationships, the search for peace and harmony. This creative, colorful, humor-laden book contains tons of ideas and suggestions for ways to enrich and improve anyone's given sibling relationships. Some specific topic areas are: How Birth Order Affects Your Relationship, Top 10 Sticky Situations and Survival Secrets, 5 Ways to Forge a Fabulous Friendship, a Note for Parents and Caregivers, and many more. "Siblings" is particularly helpful in that it focuses on strengthening and developing positive sibling relationships rather than just subjecting the rivalry or negative aspects of the relationship to analysis and scrutiny. Special sibling problem areas that are dealt with also include half siblings, step siblings, adopted siblings and siblings with special needs. In addition, the Note to Parents and Caregivers includes advice on When Professional Help is Needed, such as "If one child bullies the others, fighting happens often and ruins family plans, or if a child's self esteem suffers.." (p. 115) "Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together" is a practical and fun resource for kids, parents and mental health and teaching professionals."--Midwest Book Review: MBR Bookwatch