It can be challenging having siblings, especially when it comes to dealing with each others personality. However, we learn the most important life lessons from our siblings. It can be as simple as learning how to ride a bike or how to make friends. Many of the experiences shared between siblings makes lessons the most valuable in our lives.
I have learned so many lessons from having siblings. The following are five that has greatly impacted my life:
I Learned How To Resolve Conflicts
Having siblings taught me that I am responsible for my own actions. It has also taught me to compromise or negotiate to resolve conflicts. When we would get into arguments, I learned to apologize and to get along with them. I also learned to talk about how i feel without yelling, name-calling, or violence. I was able to consider my siblings’ feelings and control aggressive impulses. This has helped me value another person’s perspective.
I Learned How To Respect Others
Having siblings have taught me to respect others. When my older sibling kept us, I would talk back to her and didn’t want to listen. One day, while visiting my grandmother, she overheard me being rude. My grandmother told me to be respectful. It took a while before it sunk in. Eventually, I learned to not be rude or disrespectful. This is an important quality to have because you have to be respectful of others.
I Learned How To Be a Positive Role Model
I learned to be a positive role model for my younger siblings. I showed them how to avoid things like drugs, alcohol, and wrong peer pressure. I earned good grades and attended college. I did not allow others to change me as a person. We are all grown and even now, my younger siblings think a lot of me and try to model my behavior.
I Learned How To Share
Unfortunately, I was never the only child because I have a sibling older than me. As a child, I often wished I was by myself so that I didn’t have to share. We would fight over things like clothes and toys. After being disciplined time and time again, we eventually learned how to share. We shared whatever we could. It didn’t matter if it was a toy or a game. Now, that we are older, I appreciate having siblings a lot more. We can go to each other for almost anything, even if it is just a helping hand.
I Learned How To Work As a Team
We had chores that we were required to complete each day. However, we had to work together to keep our rooms, dishes, and the bathroom clean. Even though we had our share of arguments, we still worked together to get the job done. This had really helped me grow as a person.