Jealousy Definition

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Jealousy: Children may feel jealous of all the attention the sick child is getting. Parents and other relatives appear to be focusing all their attention on the ill child, with disruption of previous routines. Some children regress and develop attention-seeking behaviour in an effort to claim more of their parents’ time. Guilt and fear: Siblings may feel guilty that they are well and able to play and do things that their sick brother or sisters cannot. They may be frightened at the strength and power of their parents’ feelings of sadness and may even be afraid that they too could develop the same illness. Neglect: Siblings can feel unloved and neglected by parents and others, whose loving attention may seem exclusively reserved for the sick

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