When you have brothers or sisters, there are going to be some times when you don’t get along. There is no way around it! Sometimes they borrow stuff without asking and don’t give it back, or they just plain bug you. It doesn’t matter if your siblings are older, younger or the same age, sometimes you need to stop and think about how to handle your siblings. Read on for some helpful tips!
1. Don’t compare yourself to your sibling. Sometimes it seems like your sibling gets all the glory. They might have a special talent that everyone loves to talk about, or they just got another A+. But remember that you are your own person and have your own talents. So don’t let it make you angry or jealous, because you are just as special!
2. Don’t lose your cool. When your little brother or sister is stealing your things it can make you want to explode. But don’t! That will only cause a fight. When you feel like your temper is going to erupt, try closing your eyes and counting to 10, this will calm you down before you decide to scream.
3. Talk to your mom and dad. If you aren’t able to solve your problems with your siblings, talk to your parents about it. They will be able to help you better understand the situation and figure out the best way to handle it. They can also talk to your sibling about it, which will help them see your side of the situation.
4. Try to find something in common. It might be hard to believe sometimes, but your siblings can become your closest friends. Hang out with them and find something you like to do together. That way, there is less fighting and more time spent together having fun.
Even though they can make us sad, angry or jealous, brothers and sisters are wonderful. More often than not they want to make us happy and feel loved.
Do you have brothers or sisters? What do you do when they make you angry or upset? Share your tips in the comments below.
New Moon Intern