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What to do when you 'n' your sibs are stuck like glue

 
You love your siblings, really you do. But when they mirror your every move 24/7, it’s so tempting to just…I don’t know, tell ‘em to go hide while you count to a million (Note: Please don’t do that). When your mini-me’s are driving you bonkers, here’s how to feel the love again—and score a little you-time, too.

 

 

Be generous

Most younger brothers and sisters crave praise from their older siblings. When they deserve it, tell them how proud you are of their achievements, even if it’s just managing to tie their shoes or venture into the basement solo. Every little bit counts, and they’ll treasure it…and stop plaguing you on the off-chance you’ll find a kind word for them.

 

Encourage independence

They’re building a Barbie mansion out of Legos while you do your homework? High-five, kiddo! They’ve got a play date with a group of kids from their karate class? Woohoo—have them tell ya all about it when they get back. The more you happiness you show when your sibs branch out into activities that don’t include you, the happier they’ll be to keep doing those activities.

 

Make compromises

No really, when you said you were going to the mall with your besties, your 7-year-old sis was not in the picture. But hey, if she agrees to sit this one out, maybe you could go out for a totally grown-up hot chocolate date at Starbucks, just the two of you. How’s that for a sweet deal?

 

Tell M&D you need a li’l help

And when all else fails, get your parents in on the plan. Sure, you might be the oldest, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t a kid, too, so Mom and Dad ought to be more than happy to give you a breather when you ask for it.

 

Phew! What’s your best sibling tip, sweeties?

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 2/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

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