Dear Emma

Every one who has a brother finds him exasperating at times. But if you have a brother-problem that won't go away then there are a few things you can do about it.

(These things may not solve all your problems, but they might help to make your life more bearable.)

A lot depends upon whether the brother is older or younger than you. Or the same age, for that matter. I will presume you don't have a twin and that you have one brother who is older than you and one who is younger. If that's not the case you might, hopefully, still get some good ideas from this letter.

What are the usual things that are most annoying about brothers--from a sister's point of view?

I have to say that there are no guarantees with all this advice. But remember that, for most girls, having good relationships with their brothers can be a happiness that lasts for a lifetime. It also teaches her how to get along with other males, which will be very useful as she grows up.

The same goes for boys and what they can learn from their sisters. They're lucky to have them.

Yours sincerely 

Virginia R. Claire

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