Sibling Rivalry & Bullying - New York News

Sibling Rivalry & Bullying

Posted: Updated:

An estimated one in three American children report having been bullied by a brother or sister.  According to a new study published in  "Pediatrics" bullying by a sibling can be just as harmful as bullying from peers or strangers, with serious consequences including depression, anxiety, and lowered self esteem.

Child and family Psychotherapist Dr. Fran Walfish told Fox 11 that when sibling rivalry morphs into harmful bullying  there are often signs that should prompt action from parents.  Signs of sibling bullying include 1) Fear of being alone with a sibling.  2) Bruising or visual evidence of physical assault.  3) Verbalization of jealousy or hostility by the aggressor. 4) Fascination on the part of the aggressor with fire or hurting animals.   Dr. Walfish recommends open family discussions about bullying in the home, as well as setting aside special time for each child to be alone with each parent on a regular basis.

For more on the Pediatrics study go to http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262058.php

You can reach Dr. Walfish at www.drfranwalfish.com

To get a copy of Dr. Walfish's book,  The Self Aware Parent, go to http://www.amazon.com/The-Self-Aware-Parent-Resolving-Conflict/dp/0230102565

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:00:18 GMT
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
  • Protesters gather outside Liam Neeson's home

    Protesters gather outside Liam Neeson's home

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:51:12 GMT
    The escalating debate over carriage horses in New York City has gotten personal. Dozens of protestors gathered outside actor Liam Neeson's Upper West Side condo on Saturday to take the issue right to his doorstep. Standing in a straight line outside the actors condo, demonstrators held signs criticizing Liam Neeson's position that city carriage horses should keep working.
    The escalating debate over carriage horses in New York City has gotten personal. Dozens of protestors gathered outside actor Liam Neeson's Upper West Side condo on Saturday to take the issue right to his doorstep. Standing in a straight line outside the actors condo, demonstrators held signs criticizing Liam Neeson's position that city carriage horses should keep working.
  • New protocol for NYPD officers responding to fires

    New protocol for NYPD officers responding to fires

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:49:11 GMT
    Police officials in New York City have changed the way officers respond to fires.They’re now required to take the stairs when they enter structures that are burning.This follows the death of an officer earlier this month.Officer Dennis Guerra was overcome by smoke and carbon dioxide as he got off the elevator on the 13th floor of a Brooklyn building on April 6th. He died three days later.
    Police officials in New York City have changed the way officers respond to fires.They’re now required to take the stairs when they enter structures that are burning.This follows the death of an officer earlier this month.Officer Dennis Guerra was overcome by smoke and carbon dioxide as he got off the elevator on the 13th floor of a Brooklyn building on April 6th. He died three days later.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices