Let’s Read & Learn Together: Siblings Without Rivalry

I recently asked the Childhood 101 Facebook community if there was anyone interested in an online, virtual book club, reading together Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (published by W.W. Norton & Co, 2012). Thanks to the positive response I have ordered my copy and would like to invite all of you to join us.

The plan is to ‘meet’ back her one May 2, having read the first two sections of the book – Brothers and Sisters, Past and Present & Not Till the Bad Feelings Come Out.

Come prepared to share your impressions of these two sections. You might like to think about;

  • One idea, tip or story that really spoke to you or that you took away as a valuable insight
  • A question that you have in response to what you have read
  • A favourite passage from the book
  • A story of your own related to the themes of one (or both) of these sections.

If you are interested, please leave a comment below letting me know that you will be reading along. If you are on Facebook, you might also like to check that you are subscribed to Childhood 101 page notifications as I will be posting regular reminders to stay in touch as we read together. To guarantee that you receive notifications,Β  just hover your cursor over the ‘Like’ button and choose ‘Get Notifications’ from the drop down menu.

I hope you’ll join us.


  1. Nirvana Watkins says:

    I will be reading along!

    1. Just preparing my post to go live tomorrow, Nirvana. I look forward to hearing how you found the first two sections πŸ™‚

  2. I would love to read along!

    1. Just putting my thoughts together for tomorrow’s post, Deidre. I hope to hear your thoughts on the first two sections πŸ™‚

  3. Emma Lugg says:

    Ordered mine the day after you first asked after too many months of bouncing in and out of the cart. Thanks for not only the motivation to actually buy it but also the chance to read it with others. X

  4. I am going to read along – this book is sitting on my bedside table πŸ™‚

    1. Hope this gave your the incentive to pick it up, Belinda πŸ™‚ I am putting my thoughts together for tomorrow’s virtual ‘meeting,’ hope you’ll be by to share your impressions πŸ™‚

  5. I’ll be reading along. Thanks!

    1. I am looking forward to hearing what you think so far, Rebecca. Hope you’ll be back for the first bookclub ‘meeting’ sometime tomorrow πŸ™‚

  6. I’m in!!

    1. Great! Hope to see you along at the first ‘meeting’ tomorrow πŸ™‚

  7. I was just thinking the other day that I could use a reread of this book! I’m in!

    1. I look forward to hearing your thoughts, second time around, Joanna. The first ‘meeting’ will be live tomorrow, hope you’ll pop by

  8. I read this book a few months ago. I would love to follow along with you guys and go through it again.

    1. I am interested to hear your thoughts, Shannon, especially if and how your first reading made a difference to your parenting πŸ™‚ The first bookclub ‘meeting’ will be up tomorrow, hope you have a chance to pop by.

  9. I just requested the book from the library – I’ll be reading along as well!

    1. Great to hear you’ll be joining us, Lindsey. I am just putting my own thoughts together for tomorrow’s first bookclub ‘meeting.’ Hope you’ll pop by.

  10. If I can find this book in Sweden I would love to join you all.

  11. I picked up the book yesterday and will be reading along

    1. Great to hear you’ll be joining in, Alyra. See you for the first ‘meeting’ which will be up on the blog tomorrow πŸ™‚

  12. Yep, sounds great. I’ve been wanting to read their first book so this is a great excuse to grab both.

    1. Hi Meegan, did you manage to grab a copy? I am just preparing for the first bookclub ‘meeting’ tomorrow, hope you’ll pop by to share your thoughts πŸ™‚

  13. I’d LOVE to join in!

    1. Hi Kris, hope you’ll be joining us for the first ‘meeting’ which will be up on the blog tomorrow πŸ™‚

  14. My book arrived πŸ™‚ I read the first two chapters last night – can’t wait to hear what everyone else thought of it.

      1. I got it through fishpond (I’d sold some things back through them and so had ‘free’ money to spend πŸ™‚ )

  15. I’ve been planning to read this for weeks. I’d love to read it with a crew of people. I’m a dad! Any other dads out there?

    1. Great to have a Dad on board πŸ™‚ Hope you’ll pop by to share your thoughts after the first bookclub ‘meeting’ post goes live tomorrow.

  16. I am reading along! I have read it before but it is a book that can be easily re-read when sibling issues flare up again πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for setting this book club up!

    1. I look forward to hearing your perspective, Amber, especially as someone who has read the book before πŸ™‚ First ‘meeting’ will be up on the blog tomorrow.

  17. where can i purchase this book. Really need it so much.

    1. I have seen it available at a number of online booksellers, Jen. I imagine the best option would depend upon where you are based πŸ™‚

  18. I actually managed to complete the reading. Would love to discuss!

  19. If its not too late I would lobe to read along.

  20. I just got the book today. I’m late for the first session, but will be ready for the 2nd session! So excited! Can’t wait to see what other books you choose, too!

  21. I’d love to be included in this study. This is one of the first parenting books I bought and it has been sitting on the shelf for years. Now that my children are 5 and 6, I am wishing I’d have read it sooner.

    1. We would love to have your input, Katy. You can find some observations on the first two sections here -https://childhood101.com/2013/05/virtual-book-club-101-siblings-without-rivalry-sections-1-2/ and we will be ‘meeting’ to discuss sections three and four this coming Thursday πŸ™‚

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