Parenting Siblings Connected Through Trauma


Trauma can have an impact on a child’s physiology, emotions, ability to think, learn, and concentrate, impulse control, self-image, and relationships with others, including their relationships with their siblings. These complex emotional bonds can lead siblings to resort to acting out their feelings rather than talking about their feelings. This tip sheet includes information about how a sibling trauma bond may play out in your home, as well as possible triggers and parenting techniques that you may find helpful.

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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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