| Ignorance is a harsh thing. It can really get to you. Sometimes when someone is ignoring you, you feel like shaking them and screaming at them, wanting them to know that you DO exist. Here, I will teach you how not to. If someone is ignoring you, do NOT follow the rules everyone, for example, the TV, your parents, your teachers, etc. tell you. It really won't work. It is kinda hard to TELL you how to respond quickly to this action, so I will give you an example: Pretend there is a girl. Her name is Meredith. Meredith is not so popular in school, and not so pretty either. She doesn't want to have just ANY friends, she wants to be friends with some of the most popular girls named Tiffany, Mariana, Tammie, and Brittany. They are sitting at their regular lunch table, eating away at their food, when Meredith walks up. She wants to sit next to them. She says," Hi. I'm Meredith. Can I sit with you all?",. All of a sudden, the four girls get up, sit down at another table and snicker quietly to themselves. Now watch what Meredith does: Meredith doesn't wait for any one of them to say anything. She takes her own actions. She picks up her brown lunch sack and sits down next to them. Now don't say anything rude, but don't act like she is royalty either. Say something like this," Listen. I'm not any cooler than you, and you aren't any cooler than me. You can hurt me with anything , but your actions don't cause even the slightest dent in me,". Now, I wouldn't advise you sit with them after that, but it just takes a few words.|
| Ok so, I have 3 other siblings, so I know what it feels like. One of mine is an older sister who is really nice and another is my older brother who is pretty mean to me and likes to tease me and push me. Lastly, my little sister who is almost my twin is like teaming up with my brother. She thinks she is so much better than me and is going through that phase right now. Anyways, if you have a little sister like me, I know what it feels like. Always messing up your room and coming into it. Always stealing your stuff. Acting all bratty and getting whatever she wants. Am I right? Anyways, I gotta learn to control with this stuff. You shouldn't be the one getting affected, but instead the one who is affecting. Even if she is just one year younger than you or even less than a year. You gotta learn to be the boss. So let's start with some example scenarios:
1. Your little sister is in a pretty good mood. She comes into your room and asks if you can paint her nails while you are doing your homework. You-
A. Say no and push her out the door and lock it
B. Say no and leave her there in your room
C. Say yes and tell her that you will do it as soon as you finish homework]
D. Say yes and paint it right away
E. Say yes and talk to her while she waits for you to finish your homework to paint your nails
2. Your big sister is asked to take the garbage out but instead asks you to do it instead. You say-
A. Get off your lazy butt and do it yourself!
B. Do I have to do everything around here?
C. I'm working on something. Can't you do it?
D. I'm a little busy. Can you do it and I promise I'll do it next time.
Your answers should be C for 1 and D for 2. Try to be nice but not too nice to little ones. Try also to be respectful to elders, but you can still joke around. Hope you enjoyed this!