How to be a better role-model for siblings
Ever been in that situation where you relies that your siblings are following you around? This comes at the point where your siblings look up to you to see how they should act. They want to be just like you in every sense. "there's growing evidence to suggest that siblings shape each other in important ways," says Laurie Kramer, a professor of applied family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign. So to make sure that your brother and/or sister are the best people they can be make yourself their best role-model. "Some evidence suggests that when kids have good relationships with siblings, they're more likely to develop good relationships with their peers." said Laurie. One way that this can be accomplished is by bringing them with you when you go to places or hang with friends to show them how to talk and “be cool” as its put. During days that you are not do any thing to do talk with them. Find some common ground between each other so that you can always trust one another. While talking is good nothing is better the spending time with one another. Just being around for your sibling and hanging out with them will be a great positive influence on them.
But there are also the bad habit that could influence them as well. Drinking, smoking, delinquency, are all things that your sibling could pick up on from you. "If you have a sibling who is participating in those types of activities, then you're at higher risk for participating yourself," says Katherine Jewsbury Conger, an associate professor of human development and family studies at the University of California-Davis who has studied those effects. If you truly wish to be a positive role-model to your siblings then give up on this things and change your life around for the better.
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