Sibling Rivalry

By ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

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2 Hours Approx.


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ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya aims to provide a facility for its members to study, practice, and disseminate the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam, along with the writings of the Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas and the branches of Vedic philosophy, culture, music and science in the context of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings. ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya is located in Sri Govardhan dhama to systematically propagate the teachings of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and Caitanya-caritāmṛta to the society at large.

To accomplish the above mission, ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya will facilitate philosophical training for adult residential and non-residential students through the traditional Vedic educational methods. ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya has been inspired by the service and efforts of His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu and His Holiness Gaur Krishna Gosvami Maharaja. Their dedication toward the study and the dissemination of the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam is the torchlight guiding us forward to serve this mission.

Course Overview

Course Title:

Understanding and Managing Sibling Rivalry

Course Description:

This course delves into the dynamics of sibling relationships, exploring the roots of sibling rivalry, effective management strategies, and the psychological impact on children. Participants will learn practical tools to foster a peaceful home environment and enhance the emotional wellbeing of their children.

Course Contents:

Part 1 - Introduction: Overview of sibling rivalry; what it is, why it's common, and its psychological impact.

Part 2 - Why Do Children Fight With Each Other? Exploration of triggers such as jealousy, competition for parental attention, personality clashes, and sharing of resources.

Part 3 - Do's: Effective strategies for encouraging cooperation, fostering fairness, promoting empathy, and strengthening sibling bonds.

Part 4 - What You Should Never Do: Common mistakes that can exacerbate sibling conflicts, including comparisons, taking sides, and ignoring the underlying issues.

Part 5 - Magic Show: Addressing changes in family dynamics with the arrival of a new sibling, and strategies to manage feelings of neglect perceived by older children.

Target Audience:

Parents, guardians, educators, and childcare providers who want to better understand and manage sibling rivalry within their families or professional settings.

Course Requirement:

No prior knowledge is required. This course is designed for anyone interested in improving sibling relationships among children.

Important Guidelines for this Course:

  • Be open to reflecting on your own attitudes and behaviors as they greatly influence sibling dynamics.
  • Engage with the course material through interactive scenarios and discussions to better apply the strategies in real-life situations.
  • Respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal experiences shared within the course.

What Will Participants Gain from this Course?

  • A deeper understanding of the causes and impacts of sibling rivalry.
  • Practical tools and strategies to mitigate conflict and promote harmony.
  • Insights into effective communication techniques that encourage positive interactions among siblings.
  • Enhanced skills in fostering an inclusive and supportive home environment that addresses the needs of each child.

Why Should One Undertake this Course?

  • Struggle to manage conflict among children in their care.
  • Seek to build a more harmonious family environment.
  • Wish to understand the psychological impacts of sibling rivalry and how to mitigate them.
  • Aim to empower their children with skills for better relationships with their siblings.

What Problems of the Participants are We Addressing Through this Course?

  • Frequent conflicts and fights among siblings in the home.
  • The emotional distress and feelings of inadequacy or jealousy among children.
  • The challenge of adjusting family dynamics after the arrival of a new sibling.
  • The need for effective communication and problem-solving strategies within the family.

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