If you are someone whose day is no good without having at least one fight with your sibling, then we have some news for you that will make you look forward to your little banters even more. Scientists have proven that fighting with your sibling makes you a better person for life.
What Is It?
Sibling rivalry is a huge part of our life. Whether it is pulling your sister’s hair, or blackmailing your brother for some extra bucks. My mom still makes a huge deal about me and my little sister fighting with dramatic dialogues like ‘jaan se maarlo ek dusre ko’ and I am definitely going to tell her to relax as studies find that fighting with your sibling actually make the two of us better people!
Well, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge, our feuds with our siblings are the reason for our mental and emotional growth in life. Named ‘Toddlers Up’, this five-year research also includes the fact that being in competition with our siblings while growing up contributes to our social skills as well.
According to the study, as long as the children learn to use verbal sophistication and the fights end without one child submitting to the other and the issue gets resolved, it directly impacts your mental growth.
The study included a total of 140 kids who were observed. The result surprised everyone as it concluded that the siblings have a lot of impact on each other while growing up, even if it means continuous bickering and fighting.
But be careful. The study also states that if the rivalry crosses over into adulthood then it could be a different case altogether. But in most cases, the issues mature over time and all the arguments that took place during childhood directly help you in being a better person.
I am already down to plan the ultimate plan to irritate my younger one, let me know if you have any suggestion.