Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.
The presentation brings together self-esteem theory, tantrum principles, developmental theory, family systems therapy principles, and communication skills as they apply to sibling relationships and rivalry. The presentation uses a family to illustrate how and why sibling rivalries develop due to birth order, temperament, parenting styles, and the family life cycle. Self-esteem among siblings is presented as a primary cause and cure for sibling rivalries. This theoretical knowledge is presented with practical techniques for prevention, mitigation, and resolution of sibling rivalries, including the "Working It Out Plan"- a practical guide to resolving conflict between siblings.
SUMMARY OF CONTENT:
1) Underlying Issues in the Development of Sibling Rivalry
2) Four Criteria for Self-Esteem and How It Affects Sibling Relationships
3) Tantrum Theory as It Relates to Siblings
4) Developmental Issues with Different Age Children
Piaget and Erickson
Adolescent Egocentrism & Sibling Rivalry
5) Family Systems: Roles & Structural Principles Affecting Relationships