Siblings can be the best of friends and the worst of enemies. Parents often struggle deciding when to take a step forward and when to take a step back. Using a family systems framework, Dr. Dan discusses how to individualize behavior management and teach your children collaborative problem-solving.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Sibling relationships and family systems

    • Course Introduction

    • Siblings: a unique relationship

    • Does birth order matter?

    • Temperament of siblings

    • Family structures

    • Chronic illness, special needs, and death of a sibling

    • Environmental and parent factors

    • Family systems

  • 2

    General principles of parenting sibs

    • General principles of parenting sibs

    • Power struggles

  • 3


    • STEPS to problem-solving

    • Setting the stage

    • Say what the problem is

    • Think about all possible solutions

    • Examine each possible solution

    • Pick the best solution

    • See how it works

    • Conclusion