siblings siblings

Zoë, Maddy and Nick Waters, 10-year-old triplets from Bloomington, Ind. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of StoryCorps

The Ups And Downs Of Togetherness And Independence When You're A Triplet

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/534874623/534969953" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Younger siblings seem to have an immune advantage as early as 1 month of age, which may help explain where they get the energy to tease older siblings. Rebecca Schortinghuis/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Rebecca Schortinghuis/Getty Images

Most parents have a favorite child, psychologists say, even if they try to be fair. Hero Images Inc./Corbis hide caption

toggle caption
Hero Images Inc./Corbis

When Kids Think Parents Play Favorites, It Can Spell Trouble

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/368449456/388378637" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Beheading Barbie is the kind of aggression that can cause sibling distress. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto.com