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Forever Bonded with Unbreakable Memories!

Hey there!🙋

How are you feeling today? 😃

Can you solve this riddle?😄

“We start off small, but soon we grow tall,

And our rivalry becomes the talk of all.

We fight and we squabble, but we never break,

And in the end, our bond is what we take.”

(check the end of the newsletter for the answer*)😁

As someone who grew up with 1 sibling and 4 cousins, I have had the opportunity to experience both the joys and challenges of having a big family. On one hand, my sibling and cousins and I shared many happy moments and created cherished memories together. On the other hand, we also experienced disagreements and occasional fights, which presented their own set of challenges.

Looking back, I am grateful for the lessons I learned from growing up in a big family. I have gained invaluable communication, conflict resolution, and empathy skills that have carried over into my personal and professional relationships. Overall, I am proud to be a part of my family and of our close-knit bonds.

To this day, we still reminisce about those mango and litchi-filled days, and they never fail to bring a smile to our faces. Who knew that some simple fruits could bring so much joy and hilarity to a big family?🤣🥭

One of the things that helped us stay close as a family was our shared love of sports. We played hide and seek, cricket and badminton together, and even though we were competitive on the field, we always supported each other and cheered each other on. I think having a common interest like this helped us bond and feel connected to each other.😊

Now that I'm an adult, I realize how important it is for parents to foster strong sibling relationships. Here are a few ideas that I think can help:

  • Encourage your kids to spend time together. Whether it's playing games, going for a walk, or just hanging out and chatting, spending time together can help siblings build positive memories and strengthen their bond.

  • Teach your kids how to communicate effectively. Encourage them to express their feelings and opinions in a respectful and constructive way, and help them learn to listen actively to each other.

  • Create opportunities for your kids to work together. Whether it's cooking a meal, cleaning up the house, or completing a puzzle, working together can help siblings learn how to cooperate and support each other.

  • Foster a sense of shared identity. Encourage your kids to celebrate their family traditions and values, and to take pride in being part of a family unit.

I hope these ideas are helpful for parents who are looking to build strong, healthy sibling relationships. With a little effort and loads of love, I believe any family can create a bond that lasts a lifetime.

(Oh, the answer to the riddle is ‘siblings’👭😄)

See you next week,

Sending good vibes,

Bonani Gupta

Counselling Psychologist

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