Sibling Rivalry Caught On Video

If you have more than one child, chances are you have seen sibling rivalry in action. Sibling Rivalry is jealous and competitive behavior and fighting between brothers and sisters. This behavior usually begins right after the birth of the second child and usually continues throughout childhood. Sibling rivalry can be very frustrating and stressful to parents. Depending on the ages of the children you may see sibling rivalry manifest in different ways.

Two years ago when my children were 2 ½ and 4 ½, as I was filming my son singing a song in his sweet little 2-year-old voice, we were lucky enough to catch sibling rivalry at its best on film. I thought I would share.

Connor is trying to sing a song, and Cassie just can’t stand that he is getting the attention and wants to get in on the action. Connor is pretty patient with her….until the end.

Can you relate?

 — Kelly Ryan, LMSW, Parenting Program Postpartum Adjustment Coordinator

4 Responses to “Sibling Rivalry Caught On Video”


  1. 1 phoejane March 9, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Kelly,
    that videos says it all and shows it all and I can relate. Daily assurance in our house!!! I love it. Could you just eat Connor up with that cute voice.

  2. 3 Anonymous March 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    yes, yes, yes!! i love that little voice!!!

  3. 4 Anonymous March 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Just too cute! And yep, I can certainly relate. Thanks for posting a little dose of the day and life of “real parenting.”


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