Deep down, parents know that each of their children is unique. They may live in the same house, go to the same school, and share the same meals, but their behavior, skills, and personalities can be on the opposite side of the spectrum. One is timid; the other is loud. The older child has excellent grades; the younger is “doing just fine.” As obvious as these differences are, is it okay to verbally compare kids with each other? What are the negative effects of comparing siblings?