Ashley Maynard

in Childhood Studies

ISBN: 9780199791231
Published online March 2012 | | DOI:


Most children in the world grow up with one or more siblings. Interactions with siblings serve important functions in development because they allow children to practice roles and to observe other children who are related and who are more skilled. The sibling relationship is important in development through the lifespan, but the nature of sibling relationships varies across cultures. Even in childhood, siblings are effective at socializing each other in cultural activities involving cognitive and social skills. Through the lifespan, siblings bonds continue to different degrees across cultures.

Article.  10282 words. 

Subjects: Development Studies

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