Problem

Sibling rivalry

Other Names:
Sibling rivalry disorder
Nature:

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 both children are intellectually gifted.

Values:
Disorder
Rivalry
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Pathology
Society Family
Date of last update
24.03.1999 – 00:00 CET