"Shhh,Big Brother is here"
(Sweet) Big Brother
A Band of Brothers
A brother is a friend given by Nature. -by Jean Baptiste Legouve
A brother like no other
A brother shares childhood memories and grown up dreams
A brother/sister is a special friend
A family of friends
A little bother. Use a different color for the r in brother so it reads bother at first glance
Amigos para siempre
Back in the good old days...before my brother/sister was born
Being brother & sister means being there for each other
Being brothers is the best
Bound by a Common Love
Boys 2 (Boys squared)
brothers in arms
Brothers we are...brothers we'll be.
brothers, bothers, friends
Busy Hands, Happy Hearts!
For the love of family
Girls Rule Boys Drool
Growing Up Friends
Hanging with the Big Boys
He ain't heavy, he's my brother (The Hollies)
He holds her hand,She holds his heart
I smile because you're my sister. I laugh because there's nothing you can do about it!
I Still Believe You're A Special Gift
It takes 2 boys to make one brother.
Just the two of us
Mi hermano, mi amigo
More Than Santa,Your Sister Knows When You've Been Bad or Good.
My big bother!
My brother is my favorite toy
MY BROTHER, MY FRIEND
My Lifetime Buddy
My Little Big Brother
P.S. I love you
Sisters by Chance. Friends by Choice.
Snips and Snails
Someone to Watch Over Me
The Circus of Life
This is Love
Two of a Kind
Two Peas in a Pod
Watch Out Zoo, Here We Come
Whose Kids Are These, Oh Their Ours
Wrapped in the Loving Arms of My Big Brother
For other uses, see Sister (disambiguation).
"Sisters" redirects here. For other uses, see Sisters (disambiguation).
A sister is the femalesibling. Although the term typically refers to the consanguineal relationship, it is sometimes used endearingly to refer to non-consanguineal relationships.
The term sister comes from Old Norse systir which itself derives from Proto-Germanic *swestēr, both of whom have the same meaning, i.e. sister. Some studies have found that sisters display more traits indicating jealousy around their siblings than their male counterparts, brothers. In some cultures, sisters are afforded a role of being under the protection by male siblings, especially older brothers from issues ranging from bullies or sexual advances by womanizers. In some quarters the term sister has gradually broadened its colloquial meaning to include individuals stipulating kinship. In response, in order to avoid equivocation, some publishers prefer the usage of female sibling over sister. Males with a twin sister, sometimes view her as their female alter ego, or what they would have been like, if they had two X chromosomes.
Various studies have shown that an older sister is likely to give a varied gender role to their younger siblings as well as being more likely to develop a close bond with their younger siblings. Older sisters are more likely to play with their younger siblings. Younger siblings display a more needy behavior when in close proximity to their older sister and are more likely to be tolerant of an older sisters bad behavior. Boys with only an older sister are more likely to display stereotypically male behavior, and such masculine boys increased their masculine behavior with the more sisters they have. The reverse is true for young boys with several sisters, as they tend to be feminine, however they outgrow this by the time they approach pubescence. Boys with older sisters were less likely to be delinquent or have emotional and behavioral disorders. A younger sister is less likely to be scolded by older siblings than a younger brother. The most common recreational activity between older brother/younger sister pairs is art drawing. Some studies also found a correlation between having an older sister and constructive discussions about safe sexual practises. Some studies have shown that men without sisters are more likely to be ineffectual at courtship and romantic relationships.
Further information: conjoined twins
- Awan and Azura, daughters of Adam and Eve
- Mary I of England and Elizabeth I of England, royalty
- Caroline, Princess of Hanover and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
- Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton, Towanda Braxton, Traci Braxton, and Trina Braxton, known as The Braxtons
- Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
- Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst, conjoined twins known as the Biddenden Maids
- Jackie Collins, author and Joan Collins, actress
- Annie Elizabeth Delany and Sarah Louise Delany, the subjects of Having Our Say (1993)
- Hilary Duff, actress, and Haylie Duff, singer
- Eva Gabor, Magda Gabor, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, actresses and singers
- Melissa Gilbert and Sara Gilbert, actresses
- Ilona and Judit Gófitz, conjoined twins
- Mariel Hemingway and Margaux Hemingway
- Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton, socialites
- Maureen "Rebbie" Jackson, La Toya Jackson, and Janet Jackson, members of the Jackson family
- Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Mary Kardashian, reality TV stars
- Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy, Kathleen Agnes "Kick" Kennedy Cavendish, Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, Patricia Helen "Pat" Kennedy Lawford, and Jean Ann Kennedy Smith, members of the Kennedy family
- Beyoncé and Solange Knowles
- Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo, reality TV stars who married brothers Albert and Tommy Manzo
- Millie and Christine McCoy, conjoined twins
- Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia and Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, also known by the acronym OTMA, daughters of the last autocratic ruler of the Russian Empire
- Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, also known as "The Olsen Twins", twin actresses and fashion designers
- Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, Issa Pointer, June Pointer, Ruth Pointer, and Sadako Pointer, at various times members of the singing group known as The Pointer Sisters
- Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, actresses and reality TV stars
- Rita and Cristina of Parodi of Sardinia, conjoined twins
- Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson, singer-songwriters
- Britney Spears, singer, and Jamie Lynn Spears, actress
- Johanna, Martina, Maria, Hedwig, Agathe, Rosmarie, and Eleonore ("Lorli") Von Trapp, daughters of Georg von Trapp
- Priscilla "CeCe" Winans, Angelique Winans-Caldwell, Debra Renee Winans-Lowe, members of Winans family of singers and musicians
Fictional works about sisters
- The dictionary definition of sister at Wiktionary
- ^Mufwene, Salikoko S. "The pragmatics of kinship terms in Kituba." (1988): 441-454.
- ^Volling, B. L.; McElwain, N.L.; Miller, A.L. (2002). "Emotion Regulation in Context: The Jealousy Complex between Young Siblings and its Relations with Child and Family Characteristics". Child Development 73 (2): 581–600.
- ^Handbook of Cultural Psychiatry - Page 67, Wen-Shing Tseng - 2001
- ^van der Burghe, Pierre (1987). The Ethnic Phenomenon. p. 27.
- ^Olshewsky, Thomas (1969). Problems in the philosophy of language. p. 286.
- ^McCallum, Robyn. "Other selves: subjectivity and the doppelganger in Australian adolescent fiction." Writing the Australian child: Texts and contexts in fictions for children (1996): 17-36.
- ^ abGender - Page 53, Leanne Franklin - 2012
- ^Play from Birth to Twelve: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings, Doris Bergen 2015
- ^Sisters and Brothers - Page 78, Judy Dunn - 1985
- ^The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Volume 4, Charles B. Nemeroff, 2002 p 1524
- ^Gender Development - Page 300, Lynn S. Liben - 2009
- ^Gender Development, Sheri A. Berenbaum, 2013
- ^Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Volume 26, p 161, 1996
- ^He & she: how children develop their sex role identity, Wendy Schempp Matthews - 1979 p 162
- ^Handbook of Adolescent Psychology, Contextual Influences on Adolescent Development, Laurence Steinberg, PhD - 2009 p 61
- ^Leventhal, Gerald S. "Influence of brothers and sisters on sex-role behavior." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 16.3 (1970): 452.