What’s on Your Mind?
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    “What’s on Your Mind?” Friend, May 2019

    What’s on Your Mind?

    I have a hard time getting along with my siblings. Sometimes they’re mean to me. What should I do? —Frustrated in Finchley

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    Concept by Maryssa Dennis; illustrations by Pauline Grayson

    Dear Frustrated,

    You can’t choose how other people act, but you can control what you do. If your sibling is hurting you, get help right away from a parent or trusted adult. If you’re just having trouble getting along, here are some things you can try. Look up each scripture for more advice.

    Remember, kindness begins with you!

    The Friend

    When you can’t agree on what to do …

    • Keep talking and decide together.

    • Take turns.

    • Do something else.

    Amos 3:3, 1 Corinthians 1:10, Philippians 2:2, Mosiah 18:21

    When you’re really mad …

    • Take time to calm down.

    • Give each other space.

    • Speak softly and kindly.

    Proverbs 15:1, Proverbs 16:32, Matthew 5:9, Ephesians 4:31

    All the time …

    • Try to understand their feelings.

    • Say and do nice things.

    • Show them love.

    Luke 6:31, John 13:34, 1 Corinthians 16:14, Ephesians 4:32