Raising Siblings Who Like Each Other: The Mom Hour, Episode 29

From helping a toddler adjust to a new baby, to coping with bickering, to creating a family culture that honors both individual kids and sibling relationships, parenting siblings is no small task. Join us for Episode 29 of The Mom Hour, where we get real about the dynamics among our own kids and share thoughts on raising siblings who like each other (well, most of the time).


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Products We Love + Thanksgiving Awesomeness:

Here are the products we talked about at the top of the show:

Since we decided not to do a Thanksgiving-themed show this week, we’ve rounded up a bunch of great posts and a few podcast episodes on the topic. Here they are:

Links we mentioned (or should have!) in Episode 30:

What are the sibling dynamics in your home? Or in the one you were raised in? We love hearing your stories! Comment below!



  1. i have one and half year old kid as well as ten year old step son. still they are good siblings. it was not really an easy task. hope your article will be conducive for me. thanks.

  2. I have two siblings, one is 5 years older and it wasn’t until we were both adults that we really connected. It’s nice knowing I’m not the only one who aims for mediation between my 4 and 2 yr olds, but can still get caught up in intervention case by case. Teach Your Children Well by Madeline Levine has two great chapters on coping skills in children. I struggle with teaching my kids empathy towards each other amongst the sibling rivalry, they are still young and I have to remind myself they have a ways to grow in their emotional maturity. Best I can do while they’re so young is to model it myself. Thanks for the great discussion!

  3. I have two daughters. One of them is 13 and another one is 9. The elder one just so much cares for her sister. And both of them remains busy inbetween for all the time. 🙂

  4. Great info. Thanks for your share.
    I have 2 babies. Boy and girl.

  5. Thank you for this. It adds to the value of this websites.

  6. Thank you meagan and Sarah. This episode provide value for a lot of us.

  7. I have often found your episodes to be nice and well planned with lots of details for parents. Kudos to both of you for doing a great job.

  8. Thank you for bringing this episode to live. It’s really useful. It’s not easy to raise two siblings who like each other but I’ve found that being complacent and persistent at the same time can help one to manage all through the period of raising them.

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