Sibling Rivalry – Is It Good?

The Australian Open culminates Saturday with the final match between two sisters, Serena and Venus Williams.  This will be their first Grand Slam final against each other since Wimbledon 2009 when Serena won in straight sets.

Serena, 35, is attempting to win an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title.  Venus, 36, hopes to win an eighth major title.

Two sisters competing for one major title, sibling rivalry at its finest!


But is that type of rivalry good?

Many health experts say sibling rivalry can help brothers and sisters work through disagreements. This will help kids develop skills in problem solving.

Sibling rivalry also helps kids learn self control, listening skills, and empathy.

So how should parents handle sibling rivalry? Dianah says always treat your children equally.  Tom thinks it is best to avoid the situation and work the concession stand!