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Stephanie Castillo, Contributor
 
April 15, 2012

Supporting, Not Suffocating: 5 Ways to Help a Sibling without Taking Over

Avoid turning into an overbearing sister by heeding these tips. By Stephanie Castillo

article_sibling-support.jpgWhen it comes to helping out your siblings with their endeavors, is there such a thing as too much? Help, after all, is help, and it should be appreciated in all forms and amounts. But while you may be generous and supportive, it's important to know when to step back and let people succeed or fail on their own merits--even if those people are your brothers and sisters. Regardless of how well-meaning you may be, things could take a turn for the worse if your sibling becomes overwhelmed by all your help or if you end up losing sight of your own goals.

Filipinos' family-oriented upbringing ensures that this type of issue comes up a little too often, so here are tips to keep in mind to ensure you strike a balance between supporting your loved ones and suffocating them.

(Originally published as "How to Support a Sibling Without Becoming a 'Stage-Relative'" on Female Network. Photo source: sxc.hu)

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