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  • How big an influence are big brothers or big sisters on younger siblings?

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    Next to parents, one of the strongest influences in a child’s development are his or her siblings. Older siblings may even be more influential than parents or friends, according to a new study. Younger siblings are likely to follow in their kuya’s or ate’s footsteps if a strong bond or meaningful relationship has been established early on.

     

    Sources:

    - Sharon Co, psychologist, PsychConsult, Inc.
    - Ma. Lourdes Quijano, psychologist and curriculum coordinator, Second Mom Child Care Preschool
    - Smart Parenting Magazine: November 2004;  June 2005; May 2006
    - Websites: drspock.com; kinderstart.com; cincinnatichildrens.org; med.umich.edu; umm.edu

     

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