Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Your Turn: Games to Foster Better Sibling Relationships

Published April 2011: eHow Family & Relationships

Your Turn: Games to Foster Better Sibling Relationships
Create a Winning Match Through Play

Article Excerpt:

A squabble over toys or a disagreement about house rules may seem pretty typical between a brother and sister. However, when the arguing escalates and disrupts home life for the entire family, it may indicate that sibling rivalry is rearing its ugly head.

According to New York-based Jane Greer, Ed.D., a nationally known marriage and family therapist and author of “What About Me? Stop Selfishness from Ruining Your Relationship,” when children aren’t taught to share, it results in severe sibling rivalry. Continue reading


April 6, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2009

Over the past six months, I’ve produced some heartfelt writing and some shabby fill-ins as my blog evolved. During this time, I’ve realized that what I thought was a great post (or a fun one to write) may not have interested or inspired anyone else.

 Today’s post is dedicated to what my readers have deemed as the top blog posts of 2009. The results are based on my blog stats and the number of page views – not necessarily scientific but definitely an indication of what you, as my readers, chose to read. Continue reading

December 30, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Journalism, Parenting, Reflecting, Teaching, Writing | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mistaken Identity: It Wasn’t Me

wasnt meYears ago, a friend of mine said I looked like Diane Keaton. Although I respect her work as an actress and think that she has aged beautifully, I was quite offended. Primarily, this struck a nerve because she was MUCH older than I was.

 At first I blew it off and thought that it was just the current bob I was sporting. But, the more I thought about it, the more I fumed. It didn’t feel so good to be compared because I felt like I lost my own identity. Continue reading

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Reflecting | , , , , , , | 1 Comment