Most siblings share a love-hate relationship, here is how you can learn to get along peacefully…
Can’t live with them, can’t live without them, right?! Siblings are friends who are family, and while that makes them twice as special, it also makes the relationship twice as complicated.
Let’s face it, sibling squabbles are inevitable and there is no running away from them both – siblings and squabbles. There are however ways to try and get along better and learn to share and care.
Let’s try and give an honest shot to loving the adopted one (ref the classic sibling joke)…
They are important you know. The family meetings where you and your sibling get to make your case and your parents take charge of the situation. Theseare the times when you all can get together and giggle away the tension.
Even if things get serious, you will learn to face tough situations like one unit which is a good bonding exercise. So huddle together and talk it out.
Sibling’s day out
Spending quality time together works wonders for any relationship. A weekend getaway or a day out with your sibling without your parents will give you two the time to share and bond.
This alone time minus mommy, daddy will also allow you two to shed your guards down and bond in ways you couldn’t with parents round! Maybe even share a secret or two.
According to our in-house Counsellor, Kshitija Sawant, “Adolescence is a phase where you not only discover yourself, but by bonding with your siblings, you also learn to respect and accept them despite the individual differences.”
Playful pillow fights
Pillow fights are a good stress buster. Get your feelings out, go ahead and swing that pillow. You two could even gang up on the parents, and have fun working as a team.
Conversations and laughter diffuse tension and if you can team that with good food then you have a perfect family evening.
Try teaming up with your sibling so you two can brush up on your co-existing and co-winning skills.
Maintain healthy competition
Winning and losing are a part of life but competing with each other is not as much fun as winning together is. The sooner you learn to work together and not against each other the better.
Maintaining healthy competition however, can keep you both inspired and going.
All in good spirit ?