Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Author Jane Mersky Leder Announces New Book About Brothers And Sisters, 'The Sibling Connection: How Siblings Shape Our Lives'

Leder’s groundbreaking book about brothers and sisters provides insight into sibling relationships and how those relationships dramatically affect our lives from childhood through old age

Author Jane Mersky Leder has announced the release of 'The Sibling Connection: How Siblings Shape Our Lives.’  'The Sibling Connection' is more than a book about brothers and sisters but an exploration of how sibling relationships can shape everything from our choice of spouse/partner to our choice of profession.  While Leder's book is geared toward adult siblings, it will also be of particular interest to parents, grandparents, counselors and  educators.


* raise siblings without rivalry
* understand the many factors that shape children and why
* understand the generational influence on sibling relationships
* model close older sibling connections


* help children be more effective parents
* understand why grandchildren are close or distant
* help nurture siblings without rivalry
* value the unique traits of each grandchild
* recognize the sibling effect and how sibling connections serve as models for grandchildren


* recognize ways sibling relationships impact clients’ lives
* help clients adjust to living with a troubled or disabled sibling
* provide tools for any clients labeled "the black sheep" in the family
* encourage ways clients can negotiate conflict with their siblings
* help clients improve a distant or estranged sibling relationship


* understand the sibling effect
* use tools to evaluate effects of siblings on student’s work and behavior
* underscore benefits of close, healthy sibling connections
* talk with students about how siblings may be affecting them in school
* discuss sibling issues with parents with a focus on child’s success in school 

"I’ve always suspected that siblings are more than minor players in our lives," Leder stated. "As adults, we are continually trying to understand why we are, how we are, and the way we are.  Our siblings can help us see ourselves more clearly.  They are an important mirror for anyone who wants to connect with personal experience."

'The Sibling Connection' has received praise from readers and reviewers alike. Publisher's Weekly said, "Sensitively written, valuable addition to the family psychology field." An Amazon reader called it "A book to be read by everyone."

Jane Mersky Leder is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at ‘The Sibling Connection: How Siblings Shape Our Lives' is available at Amazon and other book retailers. More information at

About Jane Mersky Leder:

Jane Mersky Leder is fascinated by the complexities of relationships between generations, between genders, and between our personal and public personas.

She is also the author of 'Dead Serious,' a book about youth suicide, named a YASD Best Book for Young Adults,  and ‘Thanks For The Memories: Love, Sex and World War II,’ the story of how men and women sought love, sex and security in the midst of the upheavals of wartime.

Jane has appeared on or in American Heritage, the Chicago Sun-Times, Psychology Today, McCall’s, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, America in World War II Magazine, Minneapolis Star Tribune, National Public Radio, WTTW-TV,  Sarasota Herald Tribune, The Air Force News Magazine, WBEZ-FM, WBBM-AM, WLS-TV and other media outlets.


Jane Mersky Leder