|My three children ages 17, 13 and 3 (based on their last birthdays)|
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.