Should You Worry About Sibling Bullying?

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Hi, I'm Dr. Altman. Do your kids bicker? Lots of siblings do, but when that bickering and teasing turns into full-fledged bullying, it's time to stop that. Bullying is remarkably common among siblings, a recent study found that 75% of kids have been bullied by a sibling, and 85% admits to bullying a brother or a sister.

As a parent you might be tempted to think that kind of behavior just goes with the territory for siblings and indeed when kids are the perpetrators they think this kind of bullying is no big deal but when they're the victims it's a different story, it's a very big deal to them.

Remember you wouldn't be okay with your child being bullied at school or online, and you shouldn't be okay when it happens in that home, when you spot signs of bullying put a stop to it, and make it clear to the guilty sibling that it's not okay. I'm Dr. Altman, for more ways to raise happy, healthy kids check out all our smart tips.