Growing up with siblings

Listen 00:48:46
Guests: Jeanne Safer, Jeffrey Kluger and Jonathan Caspi
Our brothers and sisters are some of the most significant people in our lives.  But that doesn’t mean our relationships always run smoothly.  For some siblings, rivalry, competition and aggression begin in the cradle.  We explore early sibling relationships and how they develop and shape us as we grow up, with psychotherapist JEANNE SAFER, author of Cain’s Legacy: Liberating Siblings from a Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy and Regret We also talk to JEFFREY KLUGER, Time Magazine’s science editor and author of The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us, and JONATHAN CASPI, Director of the Doctoral Program in Family Studies at Montclair State University and author of Sibling Aggression and Sibling Development.

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal