Weekly Topic Inspiration: Parenting Siblings

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  1. Christy Kirwan profile image97
    Christy Kirwanposted 5 years ago

    Good morning, Hubbers! This week’s WTI is about brothers and sisters.

    Raising siblings takes extra patience and energy, but it’s also wonderfully rewarding. Do you have advice and tips to offer from your experience rearing multiple children? Did your own parents develop some clever methods of handling you and your siblings growing up? We invite you to share your advice on parenting two or more in our new Topic page Parenting Siblings.

    Ideas for exceptional Hubs include advice for specific situations like encouraging older siblings to help out, helping your kids develop brotherly and sisterly love, and handling sibling rivalry issues.

    To join in on this week's challenge by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
    2)    Click the green "answer this question" button.
    3)     Instead of answering the question in short form, click the gray "make a Hub about it" button. 
    4)    Give your Hub a title that follows our guidelines on crafting successful, competitive, search-friendly titles, which namely involves...

    A. Creating a title that is short and descriptive, matching what someone would type into a search engine when looking for information on the subject.
    B. Researching the keywords (the things people might type into search engines) by Googling them to make sure that the topic is not already extensively covered online and that you can beat the top results.
    C. Covering a subject about which you are particularly passionate- or in which you have unique, useful expertise.


    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    Make sure the images you use are legally used and properly attributed so that your Hub has a chance of being selected as a Hub of the Day.
    7)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this Forum Discussion and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image97
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you missed last week's WTI, you can check out the responses here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/109957

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image97
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi everyone, thanks for your responses! Check out this week's new Weekly Topic Inspiration here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/110449#post2350075

  2. MarieAlana1 profile image70
    MarieAlana1posted 5 years ago

    Here is a link to my hub in which I titled "Tips For Raising Your Kids." It discusses setting rules in the household, helping your children to learn patience, dealing with sibling rivalry, dealing with your child not loving oneself, and a story from my youth.

    http://mariealana1.hubpages.com/hub/Tip … -Your-Kids

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi MarieAlana1, this is a wonderful hub with very helpful tips. I especially like the tip about helping children learn to love themselves.

      1. MarieAlana1 profile image70
        MarieAlana1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you MarleeneB! It is a very important lesson to teach a child.

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image97
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome, thanks for sharing, MarieAlana1!

  3. avorodisa profile image85
    avorodisaposted 5 years ago

    Hello Christy and hubbers.
    Here is my hub about parenting siblings:
    http://avorodisa.hubpages.com/hub/How-t … d-Siblings

    Have a nice week all,
    avorodisa.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image97
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Fabulous Hub, avorodisa! I especially like the part about showing your emotions. So many people feel like they have to be stoic to show authority, but emotions can be so effective with children!

      1. avorodisa profile image85
        avorodisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Christy. I appreciate your evaluation!

    2. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You have some wonderful tips about how to handle siblings. The accompanying photos are really cute and go perfectly with the content.

      1. avorodisa profile image85
        avorodisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, MarleneB. I really like kids' photos)))

    3. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent hub, avorodisa.  You said it quite well.  smile

  4. kidnappedkids profile image91
    kidnappedkidsposted 5 years ago

    I am a mother of three children. I spent a lot of time trying to get my children to love and support each other and not fight. I share the tips and tricks I've used in my hub, "Parenting Tips for Raising Siblings". I talk about how tio do deal with sibling rivalry, getting older kids to help with younger ones, and helping kids to share. http://kidnappedkids.hubpages.com/hub/P … -Your-Mind

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent! In addition to enjoying reading your tips, I learned a few things about training siblings. I'm a grandmother now, but there are times when I still have an opportunity to be knowledgeable in such things.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderful information.

    3. Christy Kirwan profile image97
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome Hub, kidnappedkids! I especially like the part about honoring the unique personalities of children rather than trying to make them do the same things.

  5. ExpectGreatThings profile image80
    ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years ago

    My hub is: Creative Ways to Handle Sibling Rivalry. We do some unique things at our house to ensure that we will all be playing for the same team. My husband and I have tried to be very intentional about teaching love and loyalty in a kid-friendly way. And I loved writing this hub because it gave me an excuse to use cute photos of my kids smile http://expectgreatthings.hubpages.com/h … ng-Rivalry

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent hub, EGT-loved it and shared it.  smile  Your kids are cuties.

      1. ExpectGreatThings profile image80
        ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for reading Denise!

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image97
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Love it, ExpectGreatThings!

      P.S. Your husband's car playground t-shirt is absolutely genius!

      1. ExpectGreatThings profile image80
        ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Christy! I found the t-shirt idea on Pinterest and also thought it was genius smile And, sorry I didn't do the WTI-make-a-hub right. I'll figure it out someday!

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image97
          Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          No worries! You'll have lots more chances (since I DO hope you'll keep the good Hubs comin'). smile

          1. MarieAlana1 profile image70
            MarieAlana1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            It's okay ExpectGreatThings. You still did a great job with your hub. Did I do the WTI hub right? I'm just wondering why my hub did not get picked.

  6. tiffany delite profile image72
    tiffany deliteposted 5 years ago

    http://tiffanydelite.hubpages.com/hub/P … dolescents

    I wrote about my experience of raising teenagers from the perspective of a single mom. I chose this topic because it was offered as an exclusive title, and since my kids are in mid-adolescence, I can update for several years more with new info as ideas and thoughts come to me!

 
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