Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Benefit of Siblings

The University of Florida published the results of a study they conducted on the benefits of siblings on the development of social and interpersonal skills. They have concluded that “through cooperative play, helping and teaching younger siblings, and negotiating and resolving conflicts, siblings have opportunities to refine their communication skills.”

I didn’t need a scientific research study to tell me that. I knew David was learning something from his sisters when his first effort at combining words into phrases resulted in a toddler screaming, “Go away! Go away! Go away!”

Where do you think he heard that?

1 comment:

Lynette said...

What a great skill he is in fact refining - and it's just going to get better and most likely more colorful!