aggression with peers Older siblings provide a model for deviant behavior and

Aggression with peers older siblings provide a model

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aggression with peersOlder siblings provide a model for deviant behavior and introduction to risky activitiesCreate family norms and expectationsInfluence on alcohol use and sexual behaviors, above and beyond effects of parents and peersSibling similarities in risky sexual behaviors are greatest for same-sex siblings and those with warm relationships
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INDIRECT EFFECTS OF SIBLINGSParents get exposure and practice to developmental stagesParents use more effective parenting behaviors (lower conflict and higher warmth and parental knowledge), with secondborn than firstborn adolescents
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SummarySiblings are a key socializing force in early childhoodComplexity of sibling constellations makes it an under-studied area, so many results are mixedStructure has some effects, but interactions between siblings, and the way siblings affect the family system are more important
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