When I was a little kid, I always wanted a little brother to play with. Well, as of today, my 3-year-old son Marco has a little bro named Nico!
My wife (she didn’t like the way she looked in another picture so I chose this one, but she’s doing well…) and I are overjoyed! She was an only child, and felt deprived growing up that she didn’t have a sibling. I had a sister, but she was three years older and very, very different from me, so we didn’t play much.
Why do some siblings play so well together, while others are in their own worlds, and still others have intense rivalries that cause endless fighting?
Is there anything we can do to encourage the classic brother buddy relationship?