Having a sister protect young child from feeling fearful, unloved, self-conscious, and lonely. It’s proved by a research. Researchers has studied nearly 400 families from Seattle with two or more children between the age of 10 -14.
They discover that those sibling who are affectionate have positive influences on each other mental health no matter how gender, age, or how many year they are a part.
Padilla – Walker, the lead author of the research said: “Even after you account for parents’ influence, siblings do matter in unique ways, They give kids something that parents don’t.”
The researchers gathered a wealth of information about each family’s dynamic, then followed up one year later. Statistical analyses showed that having a sister protected adolescents from feeling lonely, unloved, guilty, self-conscious and fearful. It didn’t matter whether the sister was younger or older, or how far apart the siblings were age wise.
Brothers also helped! The study discovered that having a loving sibling of either gender promoted good deeds, such as helping a neighbor or watching out for other kids at school. In fact, the result of the study showed that: Loving siblings has more charitable attitudes than loving parents. The relationship between sibling affection and good deeds was twice as strong as that between parenting and good deeds.
“For parent of younger kids, the message is to encourage siblings affection, once they get to adolescence its going to be a big protective factor” – Padilla – Walker said.
There you go. Thank for your siblings and Let them know how much you love them and how matter they are in your life.