The Sibling Connection

The Sibling Connection














Jane Leder’s groundbreaking book about brothers and sisters provides insight into sibling relationships and how those relationships dramatically affect our lives from birth to death.

Five key groups can benefit from Leder’s book:

Parents – How to use this book about brothers and sisters to:

  • raise siblings without rivalry
  • understand the many factors that shape your children and why
  • understand the generational influence on your sibling relationships
  • model close older sibling connections

Amazon Best Seller
“A book to be read by everyone” –Amazon Reader

Siblings – How to use this book about brothers and sisters to:

  • appreciate the role siblings play in your life
  • look beyond birth order and explore other reasons why you and your siblings are close or distant
  • discover how sibling connections change as we age
  • find out the sibling effect on your choice of profession; your choice of a partner
  • work together with siblings when a parent is ill or dying
  • reconnect with a distant or estranged sibling
  • cope with the loss of a sibling
  • appreciate how adult only children differ from siblings
  • handle the challenges of growing up with a disabled or troubled sibling
  • recognize what twins can illustrate about brothers and sisters

Amazon Best Seller
“This is clearly a book for anyone who has, had, or wished you had a sibling.”—Dr. Karen Gail Lewis

Grandparents – How to use this book about brothers and sisters to:

  • help your children be more effective parents
  • understand why your grandchildren are close or distant
  • help nurture siblings without rivalry
  • value the unique traits of each grandchild
  • recognize the sibling effect and how your sibling connections serve as models for your grandchildren

Amazon Best Seller
“At age 72, and the oldest of six unique siblings, I read this book with great interest and highly recommend it!” –Amazon Reader

Counselors – How to use this book about brothers and sisters to:

  • recognize ways sibling relationships impact clients’ lives
  • help clients adjust to living with a troubled or disabled sibling
  • provide tools for any clients labeled black sheep in family
  • encourage ways clients can negotiate conflict with their siblings
  • help clients improve a distant or estranged sibling relationship               

Amazon Best Seller
“The book also motivated me to put some new energy into all of my sibling relationships, even the ones that are challenging.” –Amazon Reader

Educators – How to use this book about brothers and sisters to:

  • understand the sibling effect
  • use tools to evaluate effects of siblings on student’s work and behavior
  • underscore benefits of close, healthy sibling connections
  • talk with students about how siblings may be affecting them in school
  • discuss sibling issues with parents with a focus on child’s success in school  

Amazon Best Seller
“A book for everyone who has a brother or a sister, or who wishes (or doesn’t wish) he had one.” Amazon Reader

Amazon Best Seller
“Jane Mersky Leder is a smooth, accessible writer who here addresses an aspect of our lives about which little is written.” –Amazon Reader

Available at:

Australian Radio Network

Listen to Jane’s interview on RN Afternoons, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Hosted by Angela Owens




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