Age Gaps Between Siblings

My three kids ages 17, 13 and 3 (based on their last birthdays)
My three children ages 17, 13 and 3 (based on their last birthdays)
With three growing children in the house ages - seventeen, thirteen and three... life is not a piece of cake. Each of them holds a different personality and mood. They may have some traits in common like being playful and naive but their age gaps never put me and my husband in a tight spot.

My eldest is 4 years older than my second while my youngest has a 10-year age difference with his kuya (older brother)... quite a big difference.

Although their age intervals are considered ideal in the concept of family planning... I make sure that their individual needs and interests are being attended fairly to avoid conflicts.

I always teach them the value of respect... that, it is not forcibly given but instinctively earned... that, if they know how to respect others, they will be respected in return- the golden rule.

Research shows that sibling rivalry tends to be at its strongest when the age gap between children is around two years, which has much to do with child development issues.