Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The sibling advantage

I am going to start an ongoing feature called The Sibling Advantage. It will be a lighthearted way of showing the advantages that children gain from having siblings, in some cases many siblings. It is not a slight at parents of one child or those that can't have children; but rather things that come to mind as I interact with the kids. Mostly it is about how they learn from each other.
Today's Sibling Advantage:
- Diplomacy: The art of letting the younger brother occasionally win so he will play the game again.
What did son #1 learn? Kindness, winning isn't everything and it is okay to protect the small.
What did son #2 learn? Confidence, skill at the game and a friendship with his brother.

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