Found this little tidbit online today and couldn't resist:
"People with at least one female sibling report better social support, more optimism, and better coping abilities, according to a study presented at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference. Sisters appear to encourage communication and cohesion in families."
With four girls in the family, we must be shoring up lots of social support, optimism, and coping abilities for our kids! (Well, when they aren't busy bickering about whose turn it is in the bathroom, who needs to help with the dishes tonight, and on, and on, and on. Where do you think those coping skills come from in the first place??)