Is sibling jealousy more likely to occur in same-gender siblings?

Nori - posted on 03/10/2018 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I had less sibling rivalry issues with my 12 year old son and 18 year old daughter than a few parents with 12 and 18 year old GIRLS. The younger one desperately wanted to have the same freedom and material items (makeup and clothes?) as the older girl. Their parents disciplined them instead of being their "friend" by giving age-inappropriate freedoms. Meanwhile, the 18 year old was annoyed with her pre-teen sister. She was interested in college and nights with friends, not hanging out with middle schoolers. From time to time, my kids had disagreements but parenting them is more individual, one is unlikely to be interested in the other. They don't have as much in common. Could this have to do with having a boy and a girl, instead of having same-sex children?

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