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Having A Sister Is Good For Your Mental Health And Makes You Happier, Scientists Say

With apologies to you only children out there, having a sibling appears to inspire good deeds and a charitable attitude.

A study conducted by researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) found that siblings could have even more of an impact on good behavior than parents.

The research is part of BYU’s Flourishing Families Project. The lead author on the project’s paper is Professor Laura Padilla-Walker from the university’s School of Family Life.

Her 2010 paper in the Journal of Family Psychology reported on a specific part of the project that studied 395 families with more than one child where at least one sibling was between the ages of 10 and 14-years-old.

Loren e Enzo | Fotografia Ana Francisconi