There are lots of studies on the benefits of having a sister, but what about the benefits of having a brother?
In fact, a study by Brigham Young University found that there are many amazing benefits of having a male sibling!
The amazing benefits of having a brother
Researchers found that women who have brothers are better in dealing with the opposite sex compared to those who only have sisters or were the only child.
“Gender segregation in middle childhood means that children with a sibling of the other sex have unique opportunities to learn about how to interact with the other sex, including with their siblings, as well as with their siblings’ peers,” Susan M. McHale, director of the Social Science Research Institute at Duke, told Motherly.
“[Brothers are] a source of information and advice as adolescents begin to develop heterosexual relationships.”
Brothers help lower your stress levels
What’s more, another study found that having a brother also helps make you a nicer person, makes you more sympathetic and can lower your stress levels.
Boys are often less sensitive and high maintenance than girls, so their personality can help calm you down.
According to research published in Developmental Psychology, brothers can help calm you down when you are feeling anxious or stressed.
Other benefits of having brothers are they won’t steal your clothes or makeup or take up too much time in the bathroom.
Boys are often more competitive and sporty than girls, so their influence may rub off on you and help make you more tough and resilient. Plus, it’s always good to get a male perspective on your outfit sometimes!
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