Top Five Mistakes Sisters Make and How to Avoid Them
Sibling conflicts can affect relationships between children and cause worries to the parents more than we realise. Coaching children to accept each other’s differences and be at peace with them gives them happiness and proves beneficial to the future of a family. Just like brothers, sisters too make mistakes by either being too patronising and caring or by being aloof and uncooperative.
Sisters need to learn to strike a balance in their interaction with their siblings. Here are a few mistakes they make and some tips to avoid them.
Tip 1: Dominating the siblings: Elder sisters usually like to dominate over their younger siblings. This might cause them to lose respect. Everyone dislikes being controlled and shouted at. It is therefore better for the sisters to change to be supportive and friendly instead of being dominating.
Tip 2: Not compromising: Sisters might have differences of opinion, choice and character. This does not mean they should be distanced. A little bit of compromise and tolerance can improve matters with little effort.
Tip 3: Not lending an ear: Listening patiently to what your siblings have to share with you can help build a strong positive relationship. Sisters can encourage their siblings to confide in them more often. Keeping their little secrets and giving useful welcome advice will bring greater co-operation all round.
Tip 4: Not spending time together: Sisters should spend as much time with their siblings as they can. Having common friends can also help. Not hanging out or having sports or entertainment together means siblings miss out the fun, love and support they can offer each other, and they then miss out on the natural bonding that occurs when experiences are shared.
Tip 5: Never eavesdrop: If you are a curious sister and feel that you need to know almost everything about your brother or sister, avoid eavesdropping. It is offensive and you may lose both trust and respect, which can take a long time to rebuild. You can share and encourage your sibling to share in return with you.
By avoiding these mistakes sisters can have a healthy relationship with their siblings. A friendly and supportive relationship between sisters or siblings can result in building self-confidence, trust and love.
Remember, it takes a very small shift in behaviour to get a new, more desirable outcome, which makes it worth the effort and investment.
All the best,
London Life Coach & Business Coach, London UK
Certified High Performance Coach & Master NLP Practitioner
Natalie Dee, London Life Coach works in the area of lifestyle management as a London life coach, using life coaching with confidence coaching and NLP both in London and throughout the UK, applying techniques such as NLP, EFT and Hypnotherapy to improve levels of self-confidence as well as relationships, personal health, finance and career. Life coaching London, UK and worldwide available.
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Posted in Life Coaching, Self Improvement on September 20, 2010
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