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Getting Sunburned, or How to Harm My Younger Siblings?

Getting Sunburned, or How to Harm My Younger Siblings? For a child, a recently born younger sibling could be a rival. There are different ways of harming this little brother or sister.1,2 One strange variation of these ways is described on the basis of a drawing (Figure 1): An 8-year-old girl was asked to draw herself and her family lying on the beach practicing sun protection. The girl explained the drawing: "I am lying on the left, well protected by the shade of an umbrella and a palm tree; in addition, I have applied sunscreen to my skin. My mother, on the right, is also well protected by 2 palm trees and she has also used sunscreen. My father, lying to the left of my mother, does not get much shade from the palm tree. In addition, he hasn't used any sunscreen, so he is getting sunburnt on his belly. Finally, my little, recently born brother has no shade at all. Nobody has applied any sunscreen to his skin; the bottle with sunscreen is by my side, he has only his life-saver. Therefore, he is sunburnt all over. Well, I don't like him very much . . . . . . I hate him!" View LargeDownload Drawing by an 8-year-old girl in which she illustrates sun protection by herself and her family. This drawing with the explanation by the young girl reveals how children are aware of the harm of sun exposure. This fact could be used in campaigns for the prevention of UV exposure, especially in childhood.3-5 The author has no relevant financial interest in this article. References 1. Volling BLMcElwain NLMiller AL Emotion regulation in context: the jealousy complex between young siblings and its relations with child and family characteristics Child Dev. 2002;73581- 600PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref 2. Green AH Child abuse by siblings Child Abuse Negl. 1984;8311- 317PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref 3. Buller DBGeller ACCantor M et al. Sun protection policies and environmental features in US elementary schools Arch Dermatol. 2002;138771- 774PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref 4. MacKie RMBray CAHole DJ et al. Incidence of and survival from malignant melanoma in Scotland: an epidemiological study Lancet. 2002;360587- 591PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref 5. Glanz KSaraiya MWechsler HCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Guidelines for school programs to prevent skin cancer MMWR Recomm Rep. 2002;511- 18PubMedGoogle Scholar http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Getting Sunburned, or How to Harm My Younger Siblings?

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 140 (5) – May 1, 2004

Getting Sunburned, or How to Harm My Younger Siblings?

Abstract

For a child, a recently born younger sibling could be a rival. There are different ways of harming this little brother or sister.1,2 One strange variation of these ways is described on the basis of a drawing (Figure 1): An 8-year-old girl was asked to draw herself and her family lying on the beach practicing sun protection. The girl explained the drawing: "I am lying on the left, well protected by the shade of an umbrella and a palm tree; in addition, I have applied sunscreen to my skin....
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 2004 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-987X
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1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.140.5.623
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Abstract

For a child, a recently born younger sibling could be a rival. There are different ways of harming this little brother or sister.1,2 One strange variation of these ways is described on the basis of a drawing (Figure 1): An 8-year-old girl was asked to draw herself and her family lying on the beach practicing sun protection. The girl explained the drawing: "I am lying on the left, well protected by the shade of an umbrella and a palm tree; in addition, I have applied sunscreen to my skin. My mother, on the right, is also well protected by 2 palm trees and she has also used sunscreen. My father, lying to the left of my mother, does not get much shade from the palm tree. In addition, he hasn't used any sunscreen, so he is getting sunburnt on his belly. Finally, my little, recently born brother has no shade at all. Nobody has applied any sunscreen to his skin; the bottle with sunscreen is by my side, he has only his life-saver. Therefore, he is sunburnt all over. Well, I don't like him very much . . . . . . I hate him!" View LargeDownload Drawing by an 8-year-old girl in which she illustrates sun protection by herself and her family. This drawing with the explanation by the young girl reveals how children are aware of the harm of sun exposure. This fact could be used in campaigns for the prevention of UV exposure, especially in childhood.3-5 The author has no relevant financial interest in this article. References 1. Volling BLMcElwain NLMiller AL Emotion regulation in context: the jealousy complex between young siblings and its relations with child and family characteristics Child Dev. 2002;73581- 600PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref 2. Green AH Child abuse by siblings Child Abuse Negl. 1984;8311- 317PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref 3. Buller DBGeller ACCantor M et al. Sun protection policies and environmental features in US elementary schools Arch Dermatol. 2002;138771- 774PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref 4. MacKie RMBray CAHole DJ et al. Incidence of and survival from malignant melanoma in Scotland: an epidemiological study Lancet. 2002;360587- 591PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref 5. Glanz KSaraiya MWechsler HCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Guidelines for school programs to prevent skin cancer MMWR Recomm Rep. 2002;511- 18PubMedGoogle Scholar

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 2004

Keywords: relationship - sibling

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