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Fighting with brothers and sisters - for young people

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Guess who'll be the person you'll probably know the longest in your life? Yep, it's your sister or your brother. You live together, play together, party together, eat together, laugh together and fight together.

Sisters and brothers can have terrific sharing relationships with each other, and be the closest of mates or friends. On the other hand, sisters and brothers can be infuriating at times.

Learning how to deal with conflict positively when you're young can set the scene for a positive relationship with your brother or sister for a long time to come, and help you learn to get along with other people outside the family.

Many things lead to arguments and fights between siblings, such as differences of opinion, misunderstandings, boredom, favouritism and manipulation.

To find out more

There is a lot more about this in the topic Fighting with brothers and sisters on the Teen Health section of our website.

also: Have a look at topics on the Reachout site for ideas about how to handle fighting 

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