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Activities to improve sibling relationship

Carrying out activities or games to encourage coexistence and strengthen the bond of siblings is essential. Organizing these spaces will allow you to observe their interaction and analyze what triggers them to fight. It will also help improve your relationship through play and rules. Here are some recommendations:

Types of sibling activities

First we must identify that according to the dynamics of the activity they can be divided into two types. The collaboration or competition we recommend you focus most of your meetings on collaborative activities. This will help them avoid comparison,jealousy and emotions that are not so pleasant, this will allow them to approach and realize that they can relate without having to beat the other. On the other hand when it comes to competitive activities, it can help develop resilience skills. Try to be a neutral mediator. You can start out as a model of how to react when you win and lose. They can put general rules of respect before starting. As an example, do not be rude to whoever loses, express the emotions they have talking and sharing, do not decrease or increase the value of the person if he wins or loses, that is, avoid saying I am better than you, you are not skilled, etc.

These activities will help them learn to accept when they lose and when they win, always respecting themselves and the other. Skill that will allow them to always relate in the best way both inside and outside the home.

1. Create a fun story(Cooperation):

This activity is about building a story together. Either in spoken or drawn form. The idea is that each person will say a word and link up to form the story. Try to make it as funny as possible. This will help your imagination fly and in turn experience teamwork,where there are fun things but it is also about knowing how to work together from difference, unpredictableness and respect.

2. Hot potato of ideas. (Cooperation and competition)

Raise a problem typical of your daily life. Use any object you can throw, such as a ball. They will try to do this activity as quickly as possible. They will play a song that lasts a minute. Whoever has the ball at the moment it stops loses and must do a funny dance, sing, tell a joke, perform some exercise, etc. they have options.

The dynamic will be that the first person will say a resolution to the problem raised. Then it will pass and the next will say an answer as to why it might work and why it fails. The next one will say a resolution of how that flaw could be fixed and say another solution to the original problem. They will repeat the process until the minute is fulfilled (1. Idea to solve. 2. why it works and why it fails. 3. solution to the fault, new idea..) In the same way if they make a mistake and say something that did not correspond, they will be challenged.

3. Decomposed drawing. (Cooperation)

You will need two sheets of paper and two downs that do not transfer the sheet, so that they do not get dirty. Both should be wearing a thin t-shirt. You’ll stand in front of a wall and recharge your blade on it. The other will get behind him and reload the blade on his brother’s back. The latter will have to draw something he wants. It must be a drawing that requires several strokes. It will do so in parts. In other words, he will make a line and wait for his brother to reproduce it in his own, until he completes it. Then they will compare what each one drew.

4. Who I am (Cooperation)

You will use pieces of medium paper sheet, Diurex and a down. You’ll put a character’s name from your favorite movies on those roles. You will stick the sheet on the forehead of one of them and he will have the right to ask questions about the characteristics of his character. His brother will respond. They have to be short answers, preferably one word. The goal is to help you know who you are. You can set a time limit to make it more fun.

5. Snakes and ladders. (Competition)

This game can be very useful. Although it is a competition game it has features that can help them focus on resolutions and not on judging themselves if they lose. It is a game of chance. In other words, it does not depend on your characteristics or abilities. The rules are clear and present on the board as you play. There is no way to lose depends on the judgment of the people around or is misinterpreted. This will prevent them from feeling that it is personal. Take the opportunity to take action in learning to know how to win and lose.

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