SRL 3: Should Siblings Be Best Friends?

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You had more than one kid because you wanted your children to have built-in friends. But are they best friends? Or anything but? What's a mom to do?

Lab Notes

If you're like a lot of parents, one of the reasons you had a second (third, fourth, ...) kid was because you wanted them to be friends. You imagined that your kids would be best buddies. But now?

You watch how they play with the neighborhood kids. They are super polite and kind. They love being with their friends.

But when they get home, the claws come out and they treat each other like bitter enemies. Have you missed the mark? Will they ever speak to each other as adults?

Should siblings be best friends?

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You had more than one kid because you wanted your children to have built-in friends. But are they best friends? Or anything but? What's a mom to do?

Lynna Sutherland

Lynna believes that the gospel moves the homeschool mom from performance to possibility. She offers support for moms overwhelmed by homeschooling multiple ages and distracted by constant sibling conflict. Ditch what slows you down and look to Jesus. (Hebrews 12:1-2)