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Family Counseling for Sibling Conflict

To some extent, nearly every household experiences sibling conflict, but in some cases, the intensity of the conflict becomes extreme and difficult to manage. If it’s not taken care of, sibling conflict can lead to anger outbursts, emotional instability, or even physical aggression between your loved ones. Symmetry Counseling has countless trained professionals that can help you to restore equilibrium within your home. 

Symmetry Counseling understands the many factors involved in sibling conflict and know how crucial it is to determine the severity of the situation as well as to identify strategies to resolve or reduce it. Sibling conflict can become so severe that it disrupts daily functioning, resulting in family stress as well as having a negative impact on a child’s emotional development, self-esteem, or mood. Intense sibling conflict can also lead to physical harm, depression, and difficulties in school.

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Signs That Your Child Could Benefit from Therapy:

  • Verbal or physical attacks like shouting, kicking, and punching.
  • Ongoing frustration as well as attention-seeking behaviors.
  • Taking out frustrations on objects, pets, or people.
  • Constant arguing and competition for friends, grades, sports, or extracurricular activities.
  • Whining behavior, mood swings, temper tantrums, or irritability.
  • Problems with eating, sleeping, and toilet routines.
  • Building resentment.
  • Triangulation (manipulation where one person refuses to communicate directly with another person, but instead uses a third person to relay communication to the second, thus forming a triangle).

Connect with a Skilled Family Therapist Today

If some of this sounds familiar to you, our counselors in Chicago can effectively determine the root causes of the challenges your family is facing and develop the best solutions possible to help eliminate or minimize the conflict. We enforce problem-solving skills and cooperation to help manage sibling conflict in the long run. Symmetry Counseling understands that children have different needs. We will help you find solutions and resolve arguments by setting ground rules as a team while giving your child the space they need to grow. Contact Symmetry Counseling to get in touch with our family therapists today.