Get weekly updates via email!
tip of the day WED 23 APR 14
Research has shown that drinking an ice slushie before exercise can extend runner's endurance--by around 10 minutes, on average.
  • Good House Keeping
    Find your bliss this summer! GH's guide to a calmer, luckier, and happier you. On stands now for only P120.
    Good Housekeeping
  • Real Living
    Real Living’s April 2014 issue is a thing of beauty, literally! The magazine’s Beautiful Homes issue features 43 pages which will inspire you to rethink your own space.
    Real Living
  • Women's Health
    Everything you need to score your hottest, sexiest summer EVER is in the Women’s Health March issue!
    Women's Health
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)

Page 1 of 1

Join us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
COMMENTS
Name :
Email :
Website :
Comment :
Security Image
 
 
NOTE: FemaleNetwork.com is a CLEAN ZONE. Editors reserve the right to delete obscene comments.
Filter comments by:
  • Be the first one to comment...
Filter comments by:
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
follow us
Stephanie Castillo
Contributor
Stephanie Castillo is a freelance writer and fashion stylist. Her column, Stylewise, appears on FN every Friday... Read more...
Latest Articles by This Author
LATEST Articles
MOST READ Articles
Daughter Shares Precious Memory with Her Cancer-Stricken Dad
You better have a box of tissues with you.  Apr 04, 2014 
Good Housekeeping Grants One Mom’s Makeover Request
It’s never too late to change up your style.   Apr 04, 2014 
This is the Sweetest Pregnancy Time-Lapse Video You'll Ever See
And it's accompanied by an equally charming song.  Mar 25, 2014 
Tessa Prieto Valdes Talks about Being a
The larger-than-life personality confesses that it's her husband who does the disciplining.   Mar 24, 2014 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT