chapter  3
Siblings and Their Parents: Frits Boer, Arnold W. Goedhart, and Philip D. A. Treffers
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Within this clinical perspective, two notions stand out particularly. First, there has been a common assumption about the effects of parental unavailability that may be called the compensating siblings hypothesis. This hypothesis posits that siblings may develop a closer relationship when they experience a relative lack of parental care.