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New on The Buzz: Sibling Rivarly Squared When Granchildren Appear!

May 18th, 2010 by Melinda Blau

This just added to The Buzz:

Jane Isay is your go-to author when it comes to understanding the complexities of adult relationships, up and down the generational ladder.  In Walking on Eggshells, she explores parents and their grown children, and in her recent book, Mom Still Likes You Best: The Unfinished  Business Between Siblings, she looks at how brothers and sisters bond and battle. When grandchildren enter the picture, she tells us in this piece (written especially for MotherU) the saga continues.

A friend of mine just showed my new book, Mom Still Likes You Best, to her two daughters. Two gift boxes are on the cover, a large one next to a small one–suggesting the inequity that many children feel.

“I’m the small box,” one of them said, “No, it’s me,” replied the other. They got into enough of a tussle that my friend took the book out of the room.

How old are the daughters? One is 45 and the other, 50.   More…

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