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Impacts of COVID-19 school closures on Latino sibling dynamics

Nov 23, 2021

School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many children spent much of their time at home in the spring of 2020. For most children, this meant more time spent with sisters and brothers, creating the potential to change family dynamics. For family scholars like Xiaoran Sun, former…

How Siblings’ Gender Can Affect a Child’s Development

Mar 11, 2020

When you talk about sibling issues, everyone takes it personally. Whether it’s birth order and the supposed advantages of being the oldest (or youngest, or middle), or the question of having (or being) the favorite child, people tend to respond immediately with their own sometimes very individual…

Childhood sibling dynamics may predict differences in college education

Jun 25, 2018

The effects of sibling relationships may go beyond childhood bickering and bonding, according to Penn State researchers who found that these relationships may predict similarities and differences in siblings’ education later in life. In a study spanning about 15 years, the researchers found that…
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