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You are correct children may well copy a parent's behavior, but a good deal of sibling abuse occurs when parents are not paying attention to the sibling relationship: Parents may be stressed by the economy, struggling with divorce, be away from home much of the time, concerned with his or her own issues. In short, much needed supervision is absent and that leaves room for sibling conflict and abuse.
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