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Sibling Cooperation

Dear Highlights,
When my grandma asks my sister and me to do something, my sister says “Not it!” and I always have to do it. Please help.

Sometime when you and your sister are getting along well, ask her if the two of you can work out a fair system for chores. Perhaps you can agree that when your grandmother asks both of you to do something, you’ll do it together—and finish twice as fast!

If your sister won’t cooperate, talk with your grandma about how you feel when your sister ducks out of work. Calmly explain that you’d like your sister to help out sometimes, too. Your grandma might want to assign individual chores or tasks to each of you. Then you and your sister would each have your own work to do.

Art by: Jenny Campbell

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