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I'm a frum girl who wants to know how to behave toward my sister. She does the types of things my Bais Yaakov mind-set condones (watches movies, listens to rock music, etc...). It is becoming increasingly difficult to live in the house with all the noise pervading the rooms.
I need some help in how to gently ask her to keep her movies and music within her own room. (I get no help from my parents who feel she has a right to do whatever she likes.) Thank you so much for helping me.
Bais Yaakov girl
Dear Bais Yaakov,
I was going to tell you to ask your parents for help but you have told me that won't do. But I do think that is what parents are for - to make siblings understand and help one another. In this case to turn the volume down.
In a sisterly fashion, tell her you can't study, read or sleep when she has the volume up so high and would she please turn it down. Then invite her to your room to listen to some of your music and keep it soft. You can also ask her to come in while her music is on and listen to how loud it is - then maybe she will cooperate.
I also feel your parents should lay down the rules so that both you girls can come to an agreement. Let me know how you made out. If it does not work we'll think of something else.
I'm on your side.
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