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Getting Siblings in Trouble

Getting Siblings in Trouble
I have an older brother and I like to get him in trouble. But when he gets in trouble I start feeling sad.

Reply from the Highlights Editors
Brothers and sisters often compete for their parents' attention. Perhaps you feel that if you get your brother in trouble, your parents will think more highly of you than they do of him. But you know how bad it makes you feel when your parents are upset with you, so you feel guilty when you've been the cause of bad feelings for your brother.

Instead of using your energy to get your brother in trouble, use it to have fun with him. All the time, love, and patience you put into having a good relationship with him will be worth it, and the results can last a lifetime.

Best wishes,
The Highlights Editors