Letters: Jul. 31, 2006

How Our Siblings Shape Us

With all due respect to nurturing parents everywhere, new research on family dynamics reveals that siblings have a potent influence on personality development. Our report brought poignant reflection from readers on how the presence--or absence--of siblings leaves an indelible mark

Your report on sibling relationships resonated with me [July 10]. I'm the middle child, between two brothers, and I have always been affected by my relationship with them. We grew up close, and now we are in touch each week. In times of discord, I don't like to go away angry at either of them. As...

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