“There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Licensed psychologist Harriette Wimms uses this lyric from Leonard Cohen’s song “Anthem” to think about family conflict. She’s the co-founder and clinical director of The Village Family Support Center of Baltimore. “Even when parents feel …Read More »
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Is It Sibling Rivalry or Sibling Bullying? Spotting and solving struggling sibling dynamics.
From Joanna’s parents’ perspective, sibling rivalry was “just the way families worked.” But while Joanna’s parents considered their daughters’ dynamic normal, Joanna did not. Joanna insists her older sister emotionally and mentally tormented her throughout her childhood. Today, she says she calls the behavior by another name. “It was abuse,” …Read More »