Have Your Kids Take the Sibling Survey

This is the children's survey I used that shed so much light on how siblings really feel about each other.

  1. How do you feel about having brothers and sisters?

  2. Do you ever wish you were an only child?

  3. What do you fight about?

  4. Do you fight more when your parents are around or when they're not?

  5. Do you ever deliberately hurt each other, emotionally or physically?

  6. Do you ever tattle to get a sibling in trouble? What happens when you do?

  7. Do you make up fast or does it take a while?

  8. When you're upset or having a problem, do you talk to your siblings or your parents or both? Who is the most helpful?

  9. Do your parents play favorites or take sides?

  10. Do you wish your parents would intervene more than they do, or do they intervene too often?

  11. Do you and your siblings share secrets together?

  12. Do you sometimes stick up for each other or take sides together against your parents or friends?

  13. Do you have stepbrothers or sisters? How is your relationship with them different than the one with your siblings by birth? The same?

  14. What is the worst part of having siblings?

  15. What's the best part of having siblings?

  16. When you're grown and have a family, would you have more than one child? If so, why?

For more tips on dealing with sibling rivalry, visit Nancy's tips page