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SparkleCast Episode 14 – Sibling Rivalry with Dr. Carrie Contey

SparkleCast Episode 14 – Sibling Rivalry with Dr. Carrie Contey

Dr. Carrie Contey is not your typical parenting expert. Her work offers a new perspective on children, parenting, family life, and being a healthy, happy, whole human being.

In this episode, Carrie, David and Rebecca discuss the story "Martin and Sylvia: The Snowball Factory" and talk about common dynamics between siblings, especially when they result in conflict and hard feelings.

Story:Martin and Sylvia: The Snowball Factory" from the Stories about Sibling Rivalry Collection.


  • How "regulating" yourself can help calm and stabilize discord between siblings

  • The difference between "rivalry" and "revelry"

  • How to use story to reframe and give context to dynamics and "roles"

  • What sibling rivalry might look like in blended families and with "only" children


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About the Author

Rebecca Beegle

Sparkle Stories Production Manager

Rebecca is Sparkle Stories' former production manager and co-host (along with David) of the SparkleCast podcast. She is also a writer, producer, and storyteller who performs in theaters, films, and living rooms. Find out more at

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