This chapter looks at two issues: abuse by siblings and sibling relationships where there is abuse by parents. Abuse by siblings has been more substantially addressed in the child abuse literature. This chapter will address physical and sexual abuse by siblings and, very briefly, psychological and emotional abuse. With physical abuse, the focus will be on distinguishing aggression from abuse (which can be seen as extending beyond a threshold of relative acceptability).
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