Sibling rivalry

Other Names:
Sibling rivalry disorder

Sibling rivalry is a type of competition or animosity among siblings, whether blood-related or not.

Siblings generally spend more time together during childhood than they do with parents. The sibling bond is often complicated and is influenced by factors such as parental treatment, birth order, personality, and people and experiences outside the family. Sibling rivalry is particularly intense when children are very close in age and of the same gender and/or where one or multiple children are intellectually gifted.

Medicine Pathology
Society Family
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST