A sibling bond is usually one of the most unbreakable connections. Having a shoulder to cry on, sharing smiles, and mischiefs together create an almost-magical relationship.
Although their teenage years aren't usually the best times for siblings because they are still maturing, as they get older, most end up creating a tangible connection with each other.
However, it has been revealed that the most beneficial sibling bond is that of sisters.
Psychologist Robert Williams explained that girls make good role models for their younger sisters and end up becoming closer than brothers would.
Having someone as a guide in life is soothing to the mind, which makes this study easy to relate to.
Sisters improve mental health
A family study led by Brigham Young University professor Laura Padilla-Walker revealed that sisters are advantageous to their siblings’ mental health.
It doesn't matter if you are a brother or sister. Either way, you will enjoy the mental health benefits of having a sister.
The study, Flourishing Families Project, which will appear in the August issue of the Journal of Family Psychology, comprised of 395 families.
Each family had more than one child, with their age ranging between 10-14 years, for the successful operation of the analysis.
The inquiry brought to light that having a younger or elder sister safeguards siblings from feeling guilty, companionless, unloved and from experiencing anxiety.
Furthermore, Padilla-Walker saw a hopeful prospect that assures parents about children that quarrel a lot.
The fights help children to get accustomed to settling disputes, which is a lifehack that will go a long way to their advantage in the future. Padilla-Walker advised parents to be more focused on the absence of affection than on increased altercation.
How to get closer to your siblings
It is natural to crave a close relationship with your siblings. Here are some tips on how to achieve the kind of relationship that you seek:
- Be honest with your siblings;
- Watch your manners;
- Be amicable with your sibling's spouse;
- 4. Abstain from arguments with sensitive topics;
- Always cherish what you share with your siblings;
- Be forgiving.
Hopefully, this study may encourage siblings to appreciate their sisters. Be kind to your sisters as they play an integral part in your mental health!