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“Question Corner,” Friend, Feb. 2012, 47

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My brother and I argue a lot. I want to be nicer, but it’s hard. What are some things I can do to stop fighting?

Try serving them by doing little things. It will make you love them more, and they will appreciate you for doing those small things.

Lydia B., age 10, North Carolina

I used to have this problem with my sister. Here are some things that really helped me. #1: If you’re about to say something unkind, think to yourself, “If my brother said this to me, how would I feel?” #2: Every morning when you first see your brother, say something nice like, “I really like that shirt you’re wearing.” If you do these things, you’ll soon be able to get along better with your brother.

Ellie H., age 11, Colorado

I have a little brother. It is hard, but I prayed and it helped me.

Austin M., age 8, Utah

Have you tried leaving him nice notes? If not, you could try that. My mom wants my sister and me to be polite to each other, using words like please and thank you. Good luck!

Ryan S., age 10, California

I am the oldest of six kids. Sometimes we argue or tease each other. If you are arguing, you could say a prayer asking Heavenly Father to help you better understand your brother. Also you could read the story “Vitamin L” from the March 2010 Friend or “Josh and the Dragon” from the July 2011 issue. It is important to watch over and protect your brothers and sisters. After all, the most important commandment is to love one another.

Mary P., age 11, Utah

Once my brother and I were fighting over who should get to play on the trampoline. Then I said, “Why don’t we play a game together on the trampoline?” We stopped fighting and had a good time.

Kate J., age 11, Utah