.children.children.children.children, is there an easier way?

.children.children.children.children, is there an easier way?

Hey Guys, firstly thanks for taking the time to read this!

So I'm just starting out, and having a little difficulty understanding how to target other html markup around a certain 'on click' item.

here's the setup:

            <a> - Click Function
                 <ul class="replies">
                        <li><form><p><TEXTAREA /></p></form></li>

So when the user clicks the anchor the text is inserted into the following textarea. I achieved this by:

  1. $(this).nextAll('ul.replies').children('li').children('form').children('p').children('textarea').val($areaValue + $username);
Is there an easier way?