What is it like to be raise by ur big brother or sister rather then ur parents?

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    peter565posted 20 months ago

    What is it like to be raise by ur big brother or sister rather then ur parents?

    We do here story like this, the big bro or big sis got big age gap with their younger bro or sis and after the parents died, the big bro or sis raise the kid, who is maybe only still 4, 5 or 6 years old. For example, pop star Usher raise his younger brother. I always wonder, what is that like?

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    tamarawilhiteposted 20 months ago

    The closest example I can think is the TV show Party of Five.
    In the US, there are very few cases of siblings raising siblings because of smaller family sizes. You almost never have parents dying with a 20 year old available to take care of a 5 year old; the more common case is parents dying and two or more siblings close in age go to foster care or another relative.
    When the siblings are raising younger siblings, you have a high rate of poverty historically because it is as difficult as single motherhood but made worse by lack of experience. Because it is so difficult, this is why AIDS orphans with teenagers and younger children move in with grandparents - to have help, any help, from any involved adult.

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      peter565posted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I just saw a video of 2 sisters one living with friends in college, other travelling moving back home to raise 2 younger brother after father die smile

 
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