Public Perception vs. Real Life


For this blog, I will be sharing a poll conducted by my website for siblings and the public alike. The poll asked different questions about siblings’ emotions. Over 50 people responded to the questions, and the differing answers of siblings and the public are very interesting.

Do healthy siblings get jealous of their brother/sister?

               Public Predictions                                 Sibling Responses

   

 

Do healthy siblings feel guilty often?

               Public Predictions                                 Sibling Responses

   

 

What is a sibling’s favorite activity to do with their brother/sister?

               Public Predictions                                 Sibling Responses

    

 

Are siblings comfortable talking about their loss?

               Public Predictions                                 Sibling Responses

    

 

Do healthy siblings feel like they have an adequate support system?

               Public Predictions                                 Sibling Responses

     

 

 


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