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Teens and Siblings

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Character

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.

Group Size:


Living with siblings is not always easy, but your siblings will always be part of your life and they can be good friends. It is in the best interest of the family to understand sibling interaction and sibling dynamics in order to contribute to good relationships.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Teen Living
Strand 2 Standard 2

Discuss how relationships with parents, siblings and the elderly affect families, careers and communities. Explore methods of building relationships of trust and respect with parents/guardians.


  • Bell Ringer Cards for each student
  • Teens and Siblings Study Guide Handout
  • Teens and Siblings PowerPoint Presentation
  • Sibling Rivalry Research Questionnaire Handout
  • Sibling Rivalry Student Survey Results
  • Sibling Rivalry Student Reaction
  • Sibling Rivalry Student Survey Results Transparency
  • Sibling Rivalry survey Assessment Guide
  • Transparency Marker

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Discuss birth order theory and analyze how it may influence sibling relationships.

Instructional Procedures:
Teacher and student step-by-step instructions are found below in the "Teens and Siblings Lesson Plan" attachment.


Assessment Plan:
The students will complete the Sibling Rivalry Student Reaction for homework. It will be due next class period.

Teen Living Curriculum Guide from the Utah State Office of Education

Vikki Masters

Created Date :
May 29 2012 16:33 PM