This week Huma, Karina and Alison chat about sibling rivalry! They explore how to balance their family's needs, understanding your neurodiverse children's dynamics, how to help your children develop and maintain a healthy relationship and much more!
00:00 - This Life, the chronicles of Autism moms podcast, series 1 episode 13 – Sibling Rivalry, Part 1.
00:30 - Alison kicks off the show
1:45 – Tell us about the dynamics in your family Huma. Do you think any rivalry is typical or does Autism play a part?
4:40 – Now they are older, how has their relationship changed? How have you balanced their needs?
6:40 – Have the two youngest built an alliance?
7:15 – Do you ever see your middle child being a guide for the oldest?
7:55 – Karina, how about your boys, you have a different dynamic as they are twins.
9:00 – Autism has been the norm in the family so his sibling accepted everything as normal.
10:15 – What is the official line on our situation Mum? What should I tell my friends?
11:30 – Alison describes her family dynamic between her 3 children.
12:40 – Do you think the older child would speak up if she was frustrated? Do you think the youngest challenges her brother more than you would have?
15:30 – Do you think you were so focused on your neurodiverse child that your other child lacked the support they needed?
19:45 – Are girls more emotionally aware? Do the sister behave differently to the brothers of neurodiverse siblings?
22:05 – Karina with boys the same age and with the same peer group, have you or the sibling found difficulties with others?