Some people believe that people who came into their lives give them a lesson to ponder. However, it doesn’t always end there. As the older one, you may think that your younger sibling must be the one who needs to learn from you. You know what, sometimes, it should be the other way around. For you to grow, you need to let your younger sibling teach you.
You may find it ridiculous, but it’s true. There’s no age limit when it comes to learning life lessons. As a 20-something, you can still learn a lot from your sibling who’s only in her early teens. She might not help you on how to get away from stress but in life, she could. If you are still confused, here are the reasons on how your younger sibling teach you more about life.
Makes you a generous person
As an older sibling, it is your responsibility to share everything with your sibling. You need to bear in your mind that in one slice of cake, you need to leave the half of it to your sister. No matter how hard headed your brother is, you would still end up giving him your hair wax. In return, you may able to use this in real life. Even to your friends, you will learn to give without waiting for something in return.
Gives you the chance to grow
Mistakes are inevitable. You are the older one, it may not be a written rule, but sometimes, you are the go-to person for your siblings. Aside from you won’t spill their secrets, they know that you have already mastered the ways of making your parents say yes. With this, you’ll learn how to grow to become the role model that they look up to.
In some cases, it is like you are being pressured to do better. Why? It is because once you commit a mistake and your younger sibling made the same error, you will be accountable for it. You need to be more reliable and responsible for being the better child you need to be. At the same time, you get to learn and teach them that mistakes are essential in life.
Knows what forgiveness is about
Even if you and your sibling always fought over nonsense matter, you still end up forgiving them. They will teach you to be understanding of every situation. Your little sibling will make you realize that there are reasons why people tend to do things. If you got caught in a fight with your friend, you might have a flashback on how you and your sister fought. Through this, you may able to decipher that there must be a reason behind what your friend did.
Helps you become a better parent
You learn how to become more responsible and protective because of your younger sibling. You have been at the stage where your sister is right now. That is why you help her get through with it. Whenever your parents are not around, you are the one who is in-charge of the house.
Since you are the eldest, you have seen a lot of ways on how your parents deal with your younger siblings. It makes you think of the instances of acting on the situation if you are already the mom or dad. You get to talk to your siblings, and you may be able to know the do’s and don’ts.
Teaches the art of patience
Being the older one, your parents have assumed that you have done a certain thing before. And this is the reason why your younger siblings need to do it first. Your little sister needs to eat the ice-cream first before you. You have the ability to control your patience is the best thing you’ve learned as the older sibling. Also, it gives you the opportunity to know when you need to speak out.
Life lessons don’t end with teaching it to your younger siblings. It is a cycle. It is a give and take, just like normal siblings always do. You learn from your little sister and she gets to learn from you. Let your younger sibling teach you. Not just this National Sibling Day but every day.
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