SIBLINGSBY KIERA HUI         Many of us havesiblings and we know how annoying they can be but we still love them…or atleast our parents tell us wedo.  Although having bothersome siblingscan be tough sometimes, there are benefits to having them around…like carryingyour things.  Although siblings can bemean to you, they are with you throughout your life and shape who you are.

  When you havea sibling, the good thing is that there is ALWAYS someone around.  Someone to share the highs and lows of yourday, play a game with, ask for help or just make fun of!  The bad thing is that there is ALWAYSsomeone around.  You are NEVER alone.  They know when you are sleeping and they knowwhen you’re awake.

  But seriously,sometimes they are just always in your face! You go to the washroom and they are there, you go to the kitchen for breakfastand they are there, you want to sneak something upstairs without your parentsknowing and they are there.  Yes, havingsiblings around can be beneficial because you’ll never be lonely but they arejust annoying when you want some peace and quiet!When you havea sibling, it is often nice to have an honest opinion and an objective input.  It is good to hear the negative and positive voices.

  That way you know what to improve and whatyou may be doing well.  Warning though,sometimes siblings just give negative feedback for no good reason.  Once my youngerbrother made some cookies and my older brother said they tasted terrible.  They actually tasted great but my olderbrother was just trying to mess with him. Need better STORY!!!!!  Anyways,siblings can also help give you advice as they might be able relate from their pastexperiences.

  They are an extra set of handson a project and make less work when shoveling the driveway or building a snowfort.  Siblings know you well and can be veryhelpful in your times of need. Although, they are there for you through hardtimes and will support you to the end.

Honestly, havingsiblings does teach you patience… patience to tolerate mean brothers, patienceto wait for the bathroom to be free, patience for them to MATURE…  Having siblings actually teaches us many lifeskills.  Research shows that siblings canboost mental health and physical fitness as well as have social bonds that mayhelp you live longer.   It also says that having a sibling can makeyou more selfless and help you develop sympathy.  This may be because you develop a selflessconcern for the well-being of your siblings. It teaches you humility because youlearn to accept that you are not the best at everything.   It teaches you not to need all your parents’attention because you know they need to tend to the issue most at risk like thesibling that is crying the loudest.

 Having siblings teaches you how to love and support others, like by cheeringthem on at their soccer game.  It canalso teach you teamwork and cooperation as working together with difficultsiblings can teach you how to get along and work with people with different personalitiesand opinions.               In conclusion, siblings are partof our growth and personal development; they are part of our lives.

  Our interactions shape us, make us betterpeople.  I know my brothers and I aregoing to fight…a lot but deep down, it makes us appreciate and love each othermore by making us stronger people.  Throughall our good times and our arguments, I know this sibling bond guarantees alifetime of support, a never-ending friendship and an infinite number of insidejokes.

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