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The Sibling Survival Guide

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“The Sibling Survival Guide” by Dawn Huebner PhD is everything I hoped it would be when I began reading!  I mean, I whispered “please be good, please be good” under my breath as my ereader was loading. Huebner’s book is PERFECTION! Written for a 9-12 year old audience, but filled with accessible nuggets for parents, this book contains chapter after chapter of real talk and real activities focused on sibling relationships.  I can’t wait to get a physical copy to use over and over!  Clinically, this book would be ideal to assign as homework for parents to read with children.  It also lends well to incorporation into sessions focused on family dynamics prior to adoption, blending a family, adding foster children, and more!  There are prompts for reflection and discussion as well as fun illustrations and silly stories.  

As always, I’m grateful to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an advanced digital copy in exchange for an honest review. The words and opinions are all my own.
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We really loved this book! Our two daughters, aged 10 and 12, are constantly arguing. The Sibling Survival Guide is full of great ideas for both kids and adults. It helps children to see things from both a parent's and sibling's point of view. There are work pages for kids to use to work out their problems and feelings. Overall, we were very impressed!
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As a nanny of two siblings (9 and 6) who are struggling to get along recently, this book is definitely joining our shelf! The worksheets are a great addition to the text and will definitely help the 9yo work out some strategies to deal with his younger (and more temperamental) sister. This has some great tips for parents and caregivers as well—I think most adults with or around children are ready to stop playing kid referees all day!
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As a parent of multiples who grew up as an only child, the amount of sibling bickering astounds me. This is a nice book for older children to not only help understand parents views a little more but also know this is a pretty common occurrence and there are ways to help solve problems.
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