Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends
This book was written by two sisters and their brother to combat a problem that they noticed was all too common. They saw other brothers and sisters continually living at odds with each other, complaining about each other, and definitely not enjoying each other's company. So they decided to take their observations seriously and try to help those who don't count their brothers and sisters in with their friends (or best friends). The book is divided into 12 chapters, each one covering topics like finding the root of the problem(s), healing hurt relationships, the key to relationships, and practical ways to build friendships. Each chapter begins with each of the authors writing their own section, so you get three different perspectives. Then, they have collaborated to write a practical summation of advice, including steps for application and a common question with their answer. Along the way, they offer helpful suggestions, ideas, and evaluations, often through true stories from their family's life. By Sarah, Stephen, and Grace Mally, 280 pgs, pb. Also available is a coloring/activity book that the siblings designed to be used alongside the book. It contains activity pages, projects, pictures to color, and questions to answer that reinforce lessons from the book and encourage kids to put into practice what they are learning. Children will color pictures, answer questions about their siblings or Bible verses, draw pictures, develop ways to be a better brother or sister, and more. 64 pgs, pb.