Siblings by Linda Blair | Book Review

Siblings by Linda Blair | Book Review

I was sent this copy of Siblings by Linda Blair for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I knew that having another child would never be easy, especially five years after Jack. I knew sometimes things would be difficult and that they would be poles apart in interests and also that sometimes Jack would feel jealous but I didn’t know what to truly expect.

I was sent a copy of Siblings by Linda Blair to review and this has been very interesting to say the least. Whilst Olivia is still quite young (so I’ve still got plenty of mileage to get of this book as she and her brother grow up), it has definitely made me think about a few things.

Linda Blair talks about the makeup (size) of your family, gender and spacing, temperament, how being an older child, middle child, younger child can have certain actions. With Jack being the older child, I was interested to see what she had to say about this – and she couldn’t have been more right.

Siblings by Linda Blair | Book Review

The author states that first borns love to act as teachers and carers and this couldn’t be more true of Jack. He loves to try to teach Olivia different things. He loves to take complete charge. However he sometimes can take this too far and try to be the ‘parent’ and of course, Olivia will resist to this – if she doesn’t want to do something, she won’t do it and Jack seemingly is yet to realise this.

The author does say that, with a similar age gap to Jack and Olivia, the older sibling should understand more that you aren’t excluding them and is more interested than jealous. Sometimes I would agree with this but sometimes Jack does make mention to the fact he thinks he is being left out and you can definitely tell when he is jealous – his actions speak so loud! She says that girls rely on words more to instruct whereas boys use their actions – this is definitely true of Jack!

This was an interesting read and I will definitely be dipping in and out as my children get older. You can buy your own copy from Amazon here {affiliate link}.

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