Little sisters look up to, adore and love their older siblings. If you've grown up with a younger sibling, chances are you've faced plenty of moments when they annoyed you. As time goes on, though, siblings learn to appreciate each other. Let your baby sister know just how much she means to you by writing her a heartfelt letter. This is also an opportunity to say things that may be difficult to say in person.
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Write down any fun or special memories you have of your little sister from when you were much younger. These can be moments you witnessed or activities that you did together. If you won't hurt her feelings, write how she used to annoy you or try to bug you--just do it in a jovial, lighthearted way so she doesn't feel bad.
Tell your sister how you've seen her grown. Compare and contrast from when she was really young over the past year. Letting her know that you're not only proud of her progress, but also that you've been paying attention to her personal growth will let her know you truly care about her.
Apologise for the times that you feel guilty about. You may have a specific time when you've hurt her feelings recently or in the past, when you were children. If you remember something from your childhood, she likely remembers it, too. If something's on your mind, get it out in the open so you can both move forward.
If you're feeling concerned for your sister, get these feelings or questions across in a letter. Talking to someone face-to-face about an issue that may spark controversy can sometimes have the opposite of the intended effect. If your sister reads your concerns, she may feel defensive at first, but you'll allow her the time to reflect on what you said, reread it and form her own opinion.
While you may feel that your experience can help out your sister, avoid over-parenting. Remember, your sister doesn't need an extra parent. While you may be able to provide a certain amount of advice and guidance, the best thing you can offer her is the support of a true friend.
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