A Sibling Quiz
a) A lot
b) Not as much as I would have liked
c) Very little
d) None at all
b) Only my dad
c) Only my mom
d) One or both worked off and on
a) Extremely well
c) Not great
a) Very strict
d) What discipline?
a) All the time
d) Not at all
a) Yes. I was responsible more than I would have liked
b) I sometimes took care of my siblings
c) Rarely. We usually had a babysitter
a) Step in immediately to help
b) Let him/her work it out without my help
c) Tell a parent
d) Post on Facebook or other social media sites
a) We had a blast
b) I was bored out of my mind
c) My sibling(s) and I fought all the time
d) I will never take another family vacation
a) We’re best friends and help each other out as much as possible
b) We see each other occasionally
c) We don’t agree on much of anything
d) We are estranged
If you had 9 to 10 a’s, you enjoy a very close and supportive relationship with your sibling(s).
If you had 7 or 8 a’s, your relationship with your sib(s) has played a role in your life, mostly positive.
If you scored 6 or 5 a’s, you and your sib(s) are distant and don’t have much in common.
If you scored 4 to 0 a’s, you have a very conflicted or nonexistent connection with your sib(s).
According to one large study, two-thirds of people said a brother or sister was one of their best friends. Jill Suitor, a sociologist at Purdue University, and her colleagues polled 274 families with 708 adult children (ages twenty-three to sixty-eight) in 2009 and found that the majority had good feelings toward their siblings.
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