Envy:The Enemy Within, by Bob Sorge (Ventura, Calif.: Regal Books, 2003).A book to help adults explore the basis of their own green-eyed ways.
Overcoming Jealousy, by Wendy Dryden (London: SPCK and Triangle, 1999). A simple adult book with a Christian base that cuts right to the meat of the issue:Why are you jealous, and what can you do about it?
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Too, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (New York:Avon, 1998). An absolute must parenting book that covers sibling jealousies and fighting, and intense rivalries.
Loving Each One Best:A Caring and Practical Approach to Raising Siblings, by Nancy Samalin (New York: Bantam, 1997).A guide for parents that offers advice on how to deal with competing demands, sibling rivalry, stress, and feelings of guilt and inadequacy.
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Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.