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Sibling Rivalry

10/14/2017 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Refinery Church

Type of Class

Instructors: Angelina Puffelis, IMFT & Patty Robles, MSW

If you have more than one child, chances are that you have experienced sibling rivalry in your home.  While sibling rivalry is nothing new, the level and intensity of it can be exponentially magnified when one or more of the children in your home has a history of trauma.

Trauma undermines a child’s placement in the family system and it compromises a child’s regulatory system. The combination of these can have a devastating effect on the ability of siblings to get along and it can easily destroy any sense of peace in a home. Traditional suggestions such as consequences, time-outs, and “just letting them work it out” not only do not work, but can be harmful for families dealing with sibling rivalry at much more intense levels.

We will discuss what drives our children to such heightened levels of intensity when interacting with their siblings. We will explain how trauma impacts the child’s emotional security in the family and more importantly, how to successfully address it in your home.  This training will address how to meet the needs of all your children and give solutions to restoring harmony back into your home.


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