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ASU professor cited in New York Times article about sibling conflicts during quarantine


Siblings are no strangers to the occasional quarrel. But add the stressors of a quarantine and social distancing and you have a new recipe for confrontation. With that also comes a unique opportunity for learning and growing.

In a recent article by The New York Times, Kimberly Updegraff, a family and human development professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, shares her thoughts on sibling relationships, which she has studied for more than two decades. Graphic cartoon reenforcing of two teens fighting while playing a board game Image by Yann Bastard

Updegraff stresses the importance of kids learning to resolve their own conflicts, creating new opportunities for parents to help foster this important social skill.

Article Source: The New York Times
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