Siblings are Special
What is the longest lasting relationship in life? Not parent-child. Not husband wife. It is siblings. They were there near the beginning and they will be there near the end. And it is wonderful if that relationship can be as enjoyable as it is enduring.
Unfortunately, a certain amount of rivalry between siblings is natural and inevitable. So as much as you would like them to get along, your children often will be competing for your attention, affection, and approval; and it is impossible to avoid one or the other feeling slighted on occasion. And this can sour the relationship right from the start and create resentment that may last far into the future.
Consequently, it is important to counter-balance that by providing them with opportunities to be together in circumstances under which they can be companions without having to be competitors. And Romp n’ Roll constitutes precisely that sort of opportunity.
Think about it. Two siblings wearing Romp n’ Roll t-shirts. But one is into music, the other is into art. One is into sports, the other is into science. One is into pirates, the other is into princesses. Where else can you have two kids enrolled in the same program in which they can both be having a blast and NOT be doing the same thing?
Michael K. Meyerhoff, Ed.D. (a.k.a. “Dr. Mike”) is a member of the management team at Romp n’ Roll. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he also held a position as a researcher with the Harvard Preschool Project. He may be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com.