Response to the Unexpected: Siblings


Mutual hardship can bring either disharmony or unity.


Alexandre Dumas in “The Three Musketeers” wrote, “All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.”


Winston Churchill said, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”


Proverbs 17:17 states, “A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity.”


How do we promote positive sibling relationships in this unique time of forced togetherness? How can we stand united as a family and love at all times? Theraplay encourages families to have this motto: “No hurts, stick together and have fun.”


Check out some of these articles developed by Lifeline Children’s Services staff for ideas on how to make it through this adversity united.



Resolving sibling conflict:


Promoting sibling attachments:


Please know that members of our Lifeline Children’s Services team are available and ready to answer any questions you might have during this time uncertainty. We also want to remind you that our Parent Coaching services are available by phone or online during the COVID-19 response. Parent Coaching is led by one of our experienced TBRI trained staff members and is intended to help you understand your child’s needs and make a tailored plan for increasing connection in your parenting. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, visit For information on our counseling services, visit