we already knew that!

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i read this little quote about sisters and it did my heart good--

during a study (a part of BYU's Flourishing Families Project* ) this bit of info was discovered:


"Sisters seemed to help siblings avoid negative emotions. Those adolescents with sisters were less likely than those without sisters to indicate 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."



when i read this, i was flooded with gratitude. as well as relief.

sometimes it seems like all my girls do is fight, argue, yell, argue, and fight a bit more.

but then, i remembered doing some (or MORE!) of the same with my older sister, loni. and i couldn't love her more now that we are both grown women. (or at least she is.)


so! there IS light at the end of the tunnel.....


*the study included 395 families with more than one child, at least one of whom was an adolescent between the ages of 10 and 14.

2 comments:

Loni said...

Oh, my sweet sister...I DO love you more than chocolate and am grateful that I didn't "die a virgin" even after you cursed me with the Stake President and Bishop listening :)

And we can both be grateful for Megan, the baby sister and #1 caretaker of both of us!

Ryan and Mike: You are LUCKY boys, too!

tammy said...

Maybe that's why Connor has been begging for a little sister. Do you know where I can get one for him?