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You Will Need
- A little kindness
Figure out exactly what your little brother or sister does that annoys you, then come up with a plan. If your sibling always messes with your stuff, ask your parents if you can keep your bedroom door locked when you’re out.
Try ignoring the little pest. Many times, younger siblings do annoying things for attention. If you ignore the bad behavior long enough, he’ll eventually give up.
Make a deal
Make a deal. Say something like, 'If you give me some space while my friends are here, we can play your favorite board game after they leave.'
If all your little bro or sis is really guilty of is wanting to play with you, give in once in a while. It will mean more than you think.
Involve your parents
When all else fails, get help from mom or dad. Don't tattle—just ask for a suggestion on how to get the little twerp out of your hair for a while.