When my sister misbehaves, I call her out, and she gets angry at me. it usually escalates to her punching, kicking, or striking me. If I grab whichever limb is striking, she starts using more (well, up to four.she doesn’t look like an alien, after all). I warn her that if I were to use my full force to strike back, she’d get hurt. She takes this as reassurance that she’ll be able to hit harder without repercussions. Friends and acquaintance have told me that they fought physically with their much older or younger siblings. Should I finally call her bluff one day and strike back? Maybe then she’ll learn to stop using violence as a solution.

..and my finger won’t be jammed.

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