sibling rivalry


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rivalry

 [ri´val-re]
a state of competition or antagonism.
sibling rivalry competition between siblings for the love, affection, and attention of one or both parents or for other recognition or gain.

sib·ling ri·val·ry

jealous competition among children, especially for the attention, affection, and esteem of their parents; by extension, a factor in both normal and abnormal competitiveness throughout life.

sibling rivalry

The intense, emotional competition among siblings that pits one against the other to obtain parental affection, approval, attention and love.

sibling rivalry

Psychology The intense, emotional competition among siblings–brothers and/or sisters that pits one against the other to obtain parental affection, approval, attention, and love. See Cain complex. Cf Oy child, Sibling relational problem.

sib·ling ri·val·ry

(sib'ling rī'văl-rē)
Jealous competition among children, especially for the attention, affection, and esteem of their parents; by extension, a factor in both normal and abnormal competitiveness throughout life.

sibling rivalry

Strong competition or feelings of resentment between SIBLINGS, especially between an older child and a new baby. Sibling rivalry may persist throughout life.
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