Brotherly Love

A study suggests ways to rear siblings who will get along now--and for the rest of their lives

At this late date, I don't want to dwell on my little brother taking my new bike without permission back in 1974. What's important is we both know he was wrong, and I accept his apology. "What apology?" he asked the other day when I stopped by his apartment in Boston in the middle of my vacation. I had a laundry emergency. "I accept, Big Man," I said, elbowing him aside to get to his stash of Liquid Tide.

For baby boomers--who will live longer, have less-stable marriages and fewer children than preceding generations--sibling relationships are likely to last longer than...

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