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"An ignorant is someone who only reads one book."
-Ancient Greek proverb.

Sibling Rivalry > Additional reading:

William Damon, "The Moral Development of Children." Scientific American, August 1999, p. 72-78.

Marianne Neifert, "When Your Child Talks Back." Reader's Digest, October 1999, p. 107-110.

Theda Skocpol, 1999. The Missing Middle: Working Families and the Future of American Social Policy.  Norton.

Gunther S. Stent, "Prematurity and Uniqueness in Scientific Discovery." ("¿Cuándo se puede considerar que un descubrimiento científico es prematuro y/u original?  Contrastes y similaridades entre las innovaciones en las artes y en las ciencias.") Scientific American, December 1972.
[This article contains a discussion of the structuralist model of the human mind.]

Martin H. Teicher, "Scars that Won't Heal: The Neurobiology of Child Abuse." Scientific American, March 2002, p. 68-75.
Summary of findings]

Steven Pinker, 1998
How the Mind Works How the Mind Works. Norton.

Steven Pinker, 2002
The Blank Slate. Viking Press.

Annette Bernhardt, Martina Morris, Mark S. Handcock, and Marc A. Scott, 2001. Divergent Paths: Economic Mobility in the New American Labor Market  Russell Sage Foundation. 
[Review/Summary of findings]

Jean Piaget and Bärbel Inhelder, 1966The Psychology of the Child. Basic Books, 1969 (Originally published in French as La psychologie de l'enfant, 1966).  For additional references on Piaget's works and theories, see Links below to, and to Developmental Psychology (Athabasca U.)

Laura E. Berk and Adam Winsler, 1995Scaffolding Children's Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education. (Ayudando al aprendizaje de los niños: Vygotsky y la educación en la temprana infancia),  National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington DC.
[A review of this book]. For summaries of Vygotsky's works and theories, see Vygotsky, in JSU Encyclopedia of Psychology, and Vygotsky, in Philosophy of the Mind.  For additional references on Vygotsky, see Links below to, and to Developmental Psychology (Athabasca U.)

Eric Berne, 1964Games People Play, Grove Press.
[This book is the classic reference on psychological and mind games - It is essentially a compilation - and description - of the most common lose-lose situations - i.e., mind games, - that too many people are subconsciously compelled to create for themselves and those around them, because of their negative early childhood experiences - and possible therapeutic approaches - (compare this reality with our conscious desire for win-win situations) - See:
a bio of Eric Berne and summary of his ideas.]

Priscilla L. Vail, 1994Emotion: The On-Off Switch For Learning, Modern Learning Press.

Books on Sibling Rivalry:

Peter Goldenthal, 2000.
Beyond Sibling Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Become Cooperative, Caring, and Compassionate. Henry Holt.

Nancy Samalin, with Catherine Whitney, 1996.
Loving Each One Best: A Caring and Practical Approach to Raising Siblings. Bantam Books.

Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, 1998.
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too. William Morrow & Co.

Sibling Rivalry; Children's Books

Michelle Medlock Adams, 2002.
Sister for Sale.

Books on Parenting:

Robin Ticic, 2006.
[How to improve communication with your child! A MUST book for parents and teachers!]

Dana Chidekel, 2002.
Parents in Charge: Setting Healthy, Loving Boundaries for You and Your Child Simon & Schuster.
[An excellent book on parenting! Highly recommended!]

Ron Taffel, with Melinda Blau, 1999.
Nurturing Good Children Now. Golden Books.
[This book contains practical advice on how to protect your child - from toddler to teenager - from the harmful influences of the media and peer groups].

Thomas Gordon, 2000.
Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children. Crown Books.
[With special thanks to Dr. James David, Silver Spring, MD].

Books on Birth Order:

Kevin Leman and Keith Leman, 1998.
The New Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are. Revell Books.

Ronald W. Richardson and Lois A. Richardson, 2000.
Birth Order and You. Self-Counsel Press.
[Note: This book discusses the case of twins.]

Books on more family-friendly forms of social organization:

James S. Albus, 1976.
Peoples' Capitalism: The Economics of the Robot Revolution. New World Books.
[Do you believe that ALL parents should have enough time to spend with their children? What is the main reason that they don't? Is it because they don't have enough MONEY, so that both parents have to work, or they may even need to have several jobs JUST to have enough money to pay all the bills? What if there were a way so that EVERYONE would have enough income, even if they DIDN'T have a job? That is what Dr. James Albus is proposing. See his Universal Fund Plan here. What if you do have a job? Then you would just have this extra income on top of your regular salary! Do you think this is a good idea? What do YOU need to do to make this happen? Just call or write your elected representative - and have ALL your friends call or write your representatives - and tell them you want Dr. Albus' Universal Fund plan implemented! - If YOU don't make the call, then NOTHING is going to happen! Can this plan actually work? Well, as an example, for the last 25 years a limited form of this Universal Fund plan has been working very successfully in the form of the Alaska Permanent Fund, and this Fund now has more than US$ 33 billion in assets!]

[And what about the "Choose To Save" people? What planet are these people living on? Didn't they take statistics in college? - Or maybe they just don't have the brains to understand statistics? - Can't they see that if just paying for decent housing is more than most peoples' salaries, then there's no way that they'll have money left over to "choose" to save? - And this is in the so-called "richest" country on this planet! - Maybe their advertising budget would be better spent by putting ads on cruise line ships and luxury resorts and hotels, at Las Vegas, at casinos, and at amusement parks... Oh!! - Is it those people that don't want to "choose to save"??]

[And the same can be said about those "Save For Your Kids' College" campaign bozos! If you don't earn enough money to cover your basic necessities, just what are you going to save? Shouldn't the moneys for this campaign be better used in finding ways for bringing down the cost of a quality education? And maybe all those ultra-expensive educational institutions should just wither away from lack of enrollment and go extinct like the dodos!]

E.F. Schumacher, 1973.
Small Is Beautiful; Economics as if People Mattered.
Harper & Row.

William Foote Whyte and Kathleen King Whyte, 1991.
Making Mondragon: The Growth and Dynamics of the Worker Cooperative Complex, 2/E.
Cornell University Press.


Cain and Abel's Mortgage Company - by Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, March 3, 2009.

Family Violence.

Sibling Abuse.

Adolescent Rebellion.

"Loving Each Child Best." - by Fawn Kohl, The Christian Science Monitor.

"Siblings: Foes and friends at the same time." - by Ruth Liew, The Star, Malaysia.

20 Tips to Stop Sibling Rivalry.

Sibling Rivalry With a Newborn.

Birth Order and Sibling Rivalry, Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology.

Birth Order and the Nurture Misassumption, by Frank J. Sulloway.

The Childhood Trauma, by Alice Miller.

Sibling Rivalry and the Family Favorite, by Vera Rabie-Azoory.

Alfred Adler: Effect of parenting styles on children, by Henry T. Stein.

Alfred Adler's works and theories.

"Religion and Violence." - by Clyde Ebenreck, Prince George's Community College.

$94,000,000,000: The total annual cost of child abuse in US in 2001.
[(What is the world-wide cost? And what is the time-compounded cost?)]
[A large collection of resources on parenting and family issues] - Child Development.

Developmental Psychology - Athabasca University, Canada.
[A large collection of links on developmental psychology]

Doctors for a National Health-Care Program (USA).

The Equal Justice Foundation
[An organization dedicated to equal justice for men and women]

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