Older siblings influence younger siblings' motor development

  title={Older siblings influence younger siblings' motor development},
  author={Sarah E Berger and Katie Nuzzo},
  journal={Infant and Child Development},
  • Sarah E Berger, Katie Nuzzo
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Infant and Child Development
  • Evidence exists for two competing theories about the effects of having an older sibling on development. Previous research has found that having an older sibling has both advantages and disadvantages for younger siblings’ development. This study examined whether and how older siblings influenced the onset of their own younger siblings’ motor milestones, a heretofore unstudied developmental domain in the sibling literature. Parents of 51 sibling pairs reported their children’s crawling and… CONTINUE READING
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