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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:03 AM

Sibling fights may lead to depression, self-esteem issues

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Source: CBS News

Sibling rivalry may not be as harmless as we once thought.

Researchers from the University of Missouri discovered that teens that fought with their brothers and sisters showed more anxiety, depression and/or self-esteem issues a year later.

"Our findings may help parents, psychologists, and others who work with and support teens to understand that all sibling conflicts are not created equally," author Nicole Campione-Barr, assistant professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri, said in a press release.

Researchers studied 145 pairs of siblings on average between 12 and 15 over the course of one year.

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Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57560303/sibling-fights-may-lead-to-depression-self-esteem-issues/

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Reply Sibling fights may lead to depression, self-esteem issues (Original post)
bananas Dec 2012 OP
rocktivity Dec 2012 #1
Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2012 #2
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #3
Skittles Dec 2012 #4
Fedaykin Dec 2012 #5
srichardson Dec 2012 #6
peace13 Dec 2012 #7
mopinko Dec 2012 #9
emmadoggy Dec 2012 #8
snooper2 Dec 2012 #10
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #11
Prometheus Bound Dec 2012 #12
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #13

Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:25 AM

1. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award

I had four sisters -- does this mean I have to start apologizing?


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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:26 AM

2. in other news, water is wet

 

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:03 AM

3. Apropos of political affects on society, anger was aroused in the kids who perceived a lack of fair

treatment within the family.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:11 AM

4. MY FIRST DOCUMENTED ASS-KICKING

my brother called me fat so I hit him; yes INDEED

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:40 AM

5. Just Sayin'

 

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:43 AM

6. Psychologist say

sibling fights help us learn to cope in a world of bullies. It helps us learn skills of cooperation. Not agreeing or disagreeing, just making a statement I heard during a teachers conference.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:08 AM

7. From my experience ...

We were anxious, depressed kids with parents wrapped up in their own problems and so...we fought! Some of us are still ..you guessed it..depressed and anxious!

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Response to peace13 (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:30 AM

9. and fighting.

my story, too.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:29 AM

8. My siblings and I fought like cats and dogs

as kids. And we are still fighting like cats and dogs. In fact, we have had a few major blowouts over the last few months, and because of that, my husband and I are not going to Christmas at my Mom's house this year for the first time ever.

And yes, it has had an impact on my mental health and especially my self-esteem. Not to mention the fact that the constant drama is exhausting. It is not fun or healthy.





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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:35 AM

10. We can fix this with a one child rule

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:03 PM

11. I doubt it "leads to" depression and self esteem issues.

In my family, it's depression and self esteem issues that led to fights. Chicken and egg question. And my brothers whomped on me, but it didn't make me feel bad about myself at all--just determined to exact revenge.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:15 PM

12. "But, parents shouldn't necessarily step in and stop fights."

Thank you for that bit of wisdom, Susan McHale, director of the Social Science Research Institute at Penn State University.

What should they do then, as the older bigger one beats up on the younger smaller one. Make popcorn?

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:36 PM

13. Locking. Consensus of LBN Hosts find that the OP is analysis.


Please consider re-posting in GD or Good Reads, etc.

Thanks.

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