let's put an end to it!
We believe the only way to begin vibrating kindness energy universally, is to start by vibrating it to the ones closest to us. Most of us know the term “Sibling Rivalry” entirely too well, after all, it was the answer to the instances when arguments, shouting matches and all-out war between siblings reared its ugly head. Parents and family members would simply chalk it up to… it’s only sibling rivalry, they’ll grow out of it! Unfortunately, many never grow out of it and instead spend years wasted on being angry at their childhood.
Now, I’m not saying that as a family there won’t be disagreements and yes, arguments at times, BUT what if we implemented ways to help curb the vicious cycle of “Sibling Rivalry”?
Studies show occurrences of sibling rivalry are much lower in families where children feel they are treated equally by their parents and where their place in the family is appreciated and respected.
Here are 3 AMAZING FACTS scientists have discovered about siblings.
People tend to form relationships with partners who are of the same birth order as they are. So, if you're a middle child, you could be more likely to marry a middle child. Source: Journal of Individual Psychology
Another study found that having an older sibling was linked to better mental health than having a younger sibling. Source: Social Science & Medicine
The bekind list for siblings...
We’ve created a list of Kind Gestures parents can teach their children to do on a daily basis. This BEKIND List for Siblings can be taught to children from an early age, which I believe can lessen the chance of siblings feeling insecure or less than. Why not give it a try and be sure to let me know!
· DO ONE OF HER CHORES
· help him clean up his room
· Watch a movie TOGETHER
· SHARE A FAVORITE TOY
· PLAY A fun GAME TOGETHER
· TELL HIM 3 REASONS HE’S SPECIAL
· LET HER GO FIRST AT SOMETHING
· HELP HIM WITH HIS HOMEWORK
· MAKE HER A SNACK
· GIVE HIM A LOVING HUG
***Assuming children to do the same thing in the same way as each other can reduce individual creativity, cause low self-esteem, and eventually create a rivalry. Above all else, children are looking to their parents for the clues they need to be successful. If you encourage sibling rivalry, then expect to have one that you’ll need to manage.
Until next time...#bethefaceofkindness