Arguing and fighting with your siblings (brothers and sisters) is normal: you spend so much time together under one roof, it’s bound to happen! However, always make sure to let your sibling know that you love them and that you don’t truly intend to hurt them. It is important to always feel respected within a family, and to forgive each other after an argument has ended. If you’re looking for some ideas on how to deal with anger, check out our articles about anger.
There are a number of reasons why you and your siblings might fight with each other:
Sometimes kids feel like they have to fight for their parents’ attention, and do this by fighting with each other. You don’t have to fight to get attention: There are other great ways to get your parents’ attention like trying your best at school or in a sport. Helping around the house is also another great way to get approval from your parents who might feel overtired or overworked.
Frustration about something else in your life
Sometimes there might be something else going on in your life, like a break up with a girlfriend or boyfriend. It is possible to take out this frustration on the people you live with, like your siblings. Remember that your siblings care for you, and by talking to them about how you are feeling you will be able to have a stronger friendship with them. Often, siblings have a lot of great advice!
You are total opposites
Sometimes siblings have nothing in common, and so can’t get along. One of you loves science fiction and the other loves romantic comedies – how will you ever watch TV together?! Sometimes it helps to learn more about your sibling and their interests. Take your sibling’s opposite interests as a chance to learn more about the world.
Remember that you are important. Your life counts, and you can make a difference in this world. If you ever need to talk about this or anything else, feel free to get in touch with us. We’re here for you.