82. What should I do with sibling jealousy over accomplishments or achievements that one child has attained but his or her multiple birth siblings have not?

Explain to your child that every person has his/her own talents that are different from their siblings and that everybody develops at their own pace. Have the child find an activity that interests him/her and enroll them in it. They will most likely find friendships as well as a feeling of accomplishment and thus their self-esteem will improve and jealousy decrease.

Resources

 

MOST offers a variety of articles on sibling issues.

About.com's How to Deal with Sibling Jealousy

Multiple Birth Families' articles on Teens and Adult Multiples

Contemporary Pediatric's article, Sibling Rivalry: When the Family Circle Becomes a Boxing Ring

About.com's articles Twin Escalation Syndrome

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