While your parents may teach you important life lessons that support a child’s development, a positive sibling relationship can lead to positive social skills in kids, leading to benefits when those kids become teenagers and adults as well. Clearly, a positive, loving and supportive sibling relationship is a crucial aspect of healthy development and a happy life, but it’s not always easy to maintain a strong sibling bond, especially as you get older and life gets complicated. That doesn’t mean it can’t be done, it just might take a little effort.