Guide to deal with annoying brothers and sisters

Siblings hold an important part of everybody’s lives starting from childhood. They can be loving, quarrelsome or annoying. Whatever may be their nature, their presence is essential to feel the essence of bonding. When it comes to annoying little brothers, there are many limitations as to how you can put an end to their annoying habits. Sisters can be annoying too. For one thing, they could be too small to be made understood and anything you try to do to them can be met with disapproval from your parents. If you have an annoying little brother, here are the steps to go about taming him.

Shower love on your little brother

Shower love on your little brother

Many older siblings make the mistake of remaining very antagonistic towards their little brothers just for the reason that they end up getting the blame in most cases. Instead of being very contradictory and aloof towards your little brother, try to be very loving and caring towards him. Little brothers understand demonstrations of love and tend to accept it as a positive thing. Shower hugs and kisses on him and get him small toys and gifts which will make him happy. Making him happy and keeping him that way will ensure that he does not annoy you frequently. Teach your little brother to reciprocate your love and not annoy you. Tell him that you will love him more if he stops doing certain things and remain good and well behaved. Kids understand better if you tell them what is acceptable and what is not.

Spend time with your little brother

naughty brother

Spending time with your little brother will help you understand what will make him happy and what can be done from your part to keep him away from annoying you. Understand his interests and try to shift his attention to those things when he starts annoying you. It could be a particular game or a toy which can occupy his attention and you can use it as a way to change his attention when he is annoying you. Only spending time with your little brother will make you understand his attitudes and preferences and act accordingly. Once your little brother understands you and accepts you as a loving and caring person he will not be predisposed to annoy you and would always look for ways to make you happy and stay in your good books. Encourage him to be better behaved and loving towards you.

Stay away from his reach

Some kid brothers are very naughty and annoying and there is nothing that you can do about it. They could be too small to be punished or beaten and in such cases all you can do is to keep away from him for as much time as you can. Remain in areas where they are not allowed. If the top floor is off limits for them, think of shifting to a room on the top floor. Keep all your precious belongings safe and away from his reach. They can be really annoying and curious that they can destroy your things and have a good laugh out of it. If possible, keep your room locked all the time. If you do not have a room to lock your things, at least get a table or cupboard where you can lock away your things so that your little brother will not be able to get to those things.

Ignore him

annoying his sister

Ignoring your annoying little brother could be easier said than done. They could be very noisy and energetic and could get on your nerves. Leave your ears plugged if you are studying. Switch on the music to shut out their noise and if nothing works, escape to some other location until things calm down and your brother is calm and quiet or sleeping. These things could be very difficult to do on a daily basis. If you are having real difficulty in coping with your annoying little brother, think of shifting to a boarding school until he grows out of his annoying ways. Your brother will start looking forward to your short visits and stop annoying you when you visit once in a while. Then you may shift back home.

Involve your parents

If you feel that your annoying little brother is a little too difficult to control, you must take the matter to your parents. Talk extensively about how difficult you find it to cope with his ways and tell them if your little brother is also affecting your studies. Your parents will understand and will surely do their best to make matters better for you. If nothing seems to work out, they can suggest ways by which you can remain away from your annoying little brother or give you a private room away from his reach so that he does not travel up to annoy you frequently.

How to deal with annoying sisters

How to deal with annoying sisters

Sisters are known to be much more loving towards their siblings. However, it is not unlikely that you are left with annoying sisters who could be younger or elder to you and whom you can live without. If you are troubled by a particularly annoying sister, here are some ways to deal with her, whether you are a boy or a girl.

Communicate

Lack of communication is one of the most common causes that can lead to siblings turning annoying and very difficult to manage. If you find that you and your sister are not on talking terms and do not communicate so often, it is time to mend your ways and start talking to your sister more often. When you are friendly and communicate often, sisters can become less annoying. When you are on good terms with your sister, you can also talk to her about her habits that annoy you. It could be possible that she is not aware of her irritating habits. Tell her lovingly that you love her so much and would want her to be a better sister than she already is. In most cases, a loving and friendly talk can make girls feel good and change their behavior to keep you happy and contented.

Be loving and caring

Be loving and caring

Sisters mostly need more love, care and support from their siblings and when these things are lacking, they can become very annoying. If you are an elder sister or brother, make sure that you shower enough love and care to keep your sister happy. If you are younger than your annoying sister, it is best to give her enough space and act the part of sweet little sister to earn her love. When you do this, they will stop annoying you and be more open and friendly towards you. Love and care are emotions that can win over girls and you will be surprised as to how much more they can give you back when you start loving and caring them more often. Make sure that you are demonstrative and show your care and love with little acts of thought and small gifts whenever you can. This will make your annoying sister more willing to accept you and they will stop annoying you completely and become the quintessential loving sister towards you.

Do things together

Keeping your sister away from what you do can hurt her and cause her to annoy you more. Though difference in age can be a reason for keeping your sister away from what you do, it is important to do things together so that your sister does not feel left out. Ensure that you find time for playing, reading, watching TV or eating together. This will help you stay very friendly without any remorse and you will have a natural liking towards each other without knowing. Your sister will then stop annoying you regularly though at times, she might do it for fun and entertainment. Ensure that you continue associating with her and helping her do things and making her happy with your little thoughts and gestures.

Ignore

Some annoying sisters remain annoying

Some annoying sisters remain annoying all throughout their childhood and adolescent years. Try what you may, they may not change. It may not be entirely their fault as you too could be unknowingly rubbing all the wrong emotions in them, especially if you are the big sister or brother. In such cases, all you can do is to ignore her annoying habits or try to stay away from their presence. Keep away from places where they can discover you easily and annoy you. You might want to lock the door while studying or doing important jobs so that they do not waste your precious time. You may also think of doing your important jobs elsewhere, probably in a friend’s house to avoid your sister from annoying you.

Talk to your parents

Parents’ help must be sought only when everything else fails and your sister is not willing to change on her own. Most cases of annoyance can be set right when parents come into the picture. Children are generally scared of their parents and involving them would instill some peace in the house even if it is only for a few days. Tell your parents if your sister’s annoying habits have started affecting your studies you need more concentration and peace at home. You can discuss about getting into a boarding school if you are old enough and studies are important for you. In any case, involvement of the parents will help you find solutions to your problems.

How to deal with annoying siblings

Generally, people who don’t have siblings feel that their life is dull and boring. On the contrary, people who have siblings find it quite difficult to adjust with their brothers or sisters. In reality, smart people know how to handle their siblings in an efficacious way. Here are a few tips to deal with annoying siblings.

Stay calm to deal with annoying siblings

Your siblings might irritate you in a number of ways. Instances like sleeping on your bed, picking up your personal calls, using your laptop, switching channels on the television, scribbling on your notebooks, lending your things to their friends, etc., might annoy you to the most. By expressing your anger towards your siblings for their mischievous behavior, you actually irritate yourselves. Instead, stay calm when your siblings trouble you. Initially, explain to them that their actions are troubling you. If they understand, probably they won’t trouble you further. In case, if their intentions are solely to annoy you, express a cool attitude and leave the place immediately. Never let ego to peep in between you and your siblings. Initially, this technique may sound odd. But, once you practice it, you will realize its benefits substantially.

Engage your siblings

Making a schedule of your activities for the day could help you to manage your siblings. If you anticipate that your siblings might trouble you at work, then call them voluntarily and assign some work. Ask them to clean their rooms, finish their homework, take a bicycle ride, listen to music, etc. Obviously, when they become busy with some other things, you can do your work without any disturbances. That’s one of the smartest ways to deal with your annoying siblings. However, don’t alert them about your intention. If they find it, you cannot use this technique anymore. On the other hand, you can make a genuine deal with them for not disturbing you. You may give them something in return for their favor. However, if you practice this deal often, they will get used to it and expect something in return for every job they do for you.

Be friendly to deal with annoying siblings

Moving in a friendly manner works pretty well for any kind of brothers or sisters. Don’t hesitate to share your problems with your siblings. Help each other at home and at work. In fact, if you maintain the optimum relationship level, your siblings will become your best friends ever. When you are going out for a movie or dinner, take your siblings along with you. Initially, you may find it quite awkward to take them along with your friends, due to the differences in age and gender. But, as you get used to it, you will become comfortable with them.

In fact, it will make your parents happy. They wouldn’t worry much about the safety of your younger siblings when they are hanging around with you. In case, if there is more difference in ages between you guys, say, for example, more than 5 years, then you may not expect a well established friendly relationship with them. Try to think from your siblings’ point of view to understand why they are troubling you. Doing so might help you solve the issues easily.

Support your siblings

Support your siblings as much as possible, especially in front of others. When you approach and support them during critical situations, they will understand your love for them. You can expect mutual benefits with this technique. In fact, it is one of the best solutions to deal with your annoying siblings. However, know your limits and give them sufficient freedom. Even if your siblings had done something wrong, support them when they are being scolded by your parents or others. These are the great opportunities to establish your love towards your siblings. Choose the path of kindness. Indubitably, you won’t regret it later. If they trouble you again, make a private discussion with them. Open up your views in a perceivable way. At one point, they will realize their mistakes and change their attitude.

Approach the elders

Approach the elders

If you are dissatisfied even after trying several attempts to solve the issues by yourselves, approach the elders in your home. As they have sufficient experience in dealing with people, obviously they will resolve your problem quickly. However, don’t make complaints about your siblings. Tell them that you are facing certain problems in the presence of your siblings and ask them to find a solution for your issues. Hopefully, they will solve your problems. However, never ignore your brothers or sisters under any circumstances. People believe that blood relations have more values than others. As you practice these techniques in your routine life, your issues with your siblings will disappear completely.

Do you have an annoying sibling?

Maybe you are stuck with an annoying sibling. Maybe your sibling seems to fight with you all day long. Or maybe, you are the sibling who always picks up a fight with your brother/sister. If your case is either of the above, here are some more effective tips to deal with your sibling.

Understand why do you fight so much

Okay! So there is a possibility that whenever you two have a scuffle it’s your sibling who instigates it, at least that is the explanation given by most of the kids. The fact of the matter is, nobody can’t fight alone. You might have a role in irking your sibling too. Stop irritating your brother or sister, this way you would oblige yourself more. He or she may react over silly things or may make a mountain out of a molehill to get into a fight with you but you can get out of it the moment you start doing a fair analysis.

Strengthen that bond

Remember how many times your naughty sibling has been your armor against the wrath of parents and teachers. Return such good gestures whenever you get them. A hug, a little care is all your naughty brother or sister needs to understand that you are actually not a rival, though you two may fight often over the bigger piece of cake or more candies. Sibling rivalry generally happens when there is very less communication between siblings. You two may have different lives but you share the same home and atmosphere, this can actually make you the best of friends.

Try to analyze the cause of tussle

Whenever your sibling teases or bullies you, there is something that is on his or her mind. Whenever he or she says your complaint to your parents there is some reason behind it. Try to understand what prompts him to act against you. Is it that your parents praise you too much and don’t say a kind word to him. Such a situation is disastrous for the future. You may like bathing in praises, but the more you get it, the more your sibling seethes. Talk to your parents and try to make them understand the repercussions of such dual behaviors. This way you would gain the respect of your brother or sister, if not anything else.

Talk, talk and talk

Talking is the strongest bridge between siblings. Talk it out if you have something against each other. If you think that your sibling isn’t taking any such initiative, there is no harm in trying to talk to him. Start off as a friend. You may talk to him about his class fellows, friends, their family, etc. This way you two can start looking into each other’s life. Don’t ever humiliate your sibling, it would make things worst. If you don’t want to share something you can say it politely but don’t use words that may leave a scar.

Don’t give them a reason to fight

Whatever the reasons for a tussle between you and your siblings may be, it is never too hard to avoid a fight. If you don’t go along well keep your things separate. You can easily identify the main reasons that make you two fight. Ask yourself, do you behave badly with them, do they not respect you, do you people fill your parents’ ears against each other, do you intrude into each other’s matters. The moment you understand the main reasons and methods of your fight you can easily avoid them. At the end there is just one bottom line: it is a love-hate relationship like you have with many of your friends. You may fight and tease, but still, you want to be happy, together.

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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