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  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort (March 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555175864
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555175863
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,027,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Vernon R. Wiehe, Ph.D. is a professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of over fifty articles in social science journals as well as numerous books. Dr. Wiehe has lectured extensively on the subject of family violence to audiences in the United States and abroad. He has appeared on numerous television and radio talk shows discussing the subject of family relationships.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Paul Lappen VINE VOICE on July 29, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book talks about a seldom-discussed issue in present-day America, that of physical and emotional abuse by a member of the family, usually an older brother or sister. There is a strong tendency to keep internal family issues behind closed doors. It's also very easy to dismiss as sibling rivalry, not abuse, or boys will be boys.
Abuse can take many different forms, from name-calling to hitting, all the way to rape. The victims are left with feelings of shame, low self-esteem into adulthood and worthlessness. They are threatened by the perpetrator with grievous bodily harm or the breakup of the family if they tell.
There are a number of causes of sibling abuse. The usual cause is violence in the media that children see every day. Another major reason for sibling abuse is the model presented by the parents. Do they constantly belittle or try to injure each other? In such a household, how can abuse not be transferred from the parents to the children? How can a child, having been abused by an older sibling, not turn around and do it to a younger sibling?
Parental reaction is most important. When confronted with an accusation of abuse, one reaction is to say that the victim must have deserved it. If the accusation is one of sexual abuse, the victim must have enjoyed it. Other parental reactions include ignoring the abuse, responding inconsistently or inappropriately, indifference or even joining in the abuse. No wonder victims frequently don't talk about their abuse for many years.
The best thing parents can do is listen to their children. Only a small percentage of abuse allegations turn out to be false.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 8, 2002
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What Parents Need To Know About Sibling Abuse by Professor Vernon R. Wiehe (College of Social Work, University of Kentucky) offers a solid, practical approach to dealing with sibling conflict and violence, brought to life with quotes directly from survivors of sibling abuse, written especially for parents and lay readers who have to confront the ugly dilemma of abuse among siblings, from slapping, punching, and name-calling to severe bodily harm and/or sexual abuse. Presenting clear, simple ways to better understand what abuse is, and how to distinguish it from age-appropriate behavior, as well as how to intervene and deal with difficult situations, What Parents Need To Know About Sibling Abuse is highly recommended for all parents with more than one child.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Violeta on March 14, 2012
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For me, a 28 year old survivor, buying this book was some of the best money I ever spent. An intelligent, informative, thorough book. Soberly written and emphasizing the most important bits, all the while covering large grounds within physical, emotional and sexual sibling abuse.
This book has given me scientific and psychological support, and helped me have faith in my own perceptions of what has occurred within my family, even if my parents cannot. It has also, to some degree, helped me understand WHY my parents cannot. In this sense it is just as useful to victims as to the parents it is aimed at.
Dear victims, I cannot recommend it enough. Educate yourself and learn to understand.
As for parents: Open your eyes.
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