"More Fun With Sisters and Brothers:" Who Benefits the Most?
This study was aimed at identifying the types of children who benefit the most from the More Fun With Sisters and Brothers program, which teaches 4- to 9-year-old siblings how to build positive sibling relationships. The research was also aimed at determining whether children who enter the program with more positive sibling relationships learn more of the social skills taught during the program than children who enter with less positive sibling relationships. Case studies were conducted with 12 families: six whose children entered the program showing more positive relationships and six showing less positive relationships. The research found that children differed in the social skills that were grasped from the program and that the children with more positive relationships used slightly more of the social skills at home. In addition, the results showed that the approach of teaching social skills to children is effective in building positive sibling relationships.
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Human and community Development
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