Top Ten Reasons Younger Siblings and Older Siblings Are Equally As AnnoyingTurkeyasylum This website sure loves to hate its younger siblings, but older siblings as just as bad. Note: I have no experience with younger siblings, but it would be great to be somewhere in the middle.
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I'm not so much abusing it as I am stepping in because my sister is spoiled rotten. - Cyri
I'm the older sibling and I have no authority...
One of my many gripes about this world is some people's mindset of how the oldest person should have the most power and the people who are at a younger age get less power and are thought as inferior. I have always despised this, especially in school where some teachers do abuse their authority. While I don't have any older siblings, (and instead, a younger one) I feel as though that one's age shouldn't be synonymous with being better, because sometimes, that is not always going to be the case. Now, as for older siblings abusing their "power" over younger siblings, I have admittedly done this in the past. In retrospect, it was perhaps not the best idea. After all, I, the oldest sibling, is not the parent. Still, if she is heading off to do something dangerous, I am going to tell her to stop before she gets hurt. But at the end of the day, parents should treat both children equally. Both children, young AND old, should share the same amount of power.
It's really annoying when older siblings try to act like they're another parent, and make younger siblings feel powerless. If you don't give a younger sibling power, they'll either abuse it when they're older or not be able to use it correctly when they're older. Younger siblings trying to take authority would be annoying, no doubt, but I think parents should treat their siblings more equal so that way it doesn't disrupt the sociology of either sibling. - TurkeyasylumV 9 Comments
Younger siblings often tease their older siblings trying to have fun. This is probably because the older sibling won't teach the younger sibling right while they're young. If the older sibling or the parent taught the younger sibling not to tease when they were little, it wouldn't be a problem. Also keep in mind younger siblings wanna have fun with their older siblings, but don't know how since they're both so different (or the older sibling doesn't want to) and resort to egging the older on. Older siblings can do the same thing as a reaction or because they'd been getting fed up with the younger sibling or just to see their reaction. Younger siblings don't pick up as many social skills because the parents are too busy teaching the younger siblings that the older siblings are above them, and could be because it's harder to take care of 2 kids and teach them appropriate social skills than one is. - Turkeyasylum
My older sisters used to gang up together to make fun of me. Sure, I was being a wuss because I'd cry about it all the time, but that wasn't just to have a bit of fun. It was 24/7 destruction of my self-esteem and probably really held back my development of social skills. - keycha1n
Hey, that sounds like what me and my brother due to my littlest brother! Yes, I'm guilty. - Therandom
I've actually grown out of it, and I grew out of it when I was becoming a teenager. My younger brother if fifteen, and still immature and annoying. Everything I did to him, he would blow beyond proportion. - PositronWildhawk
I always get in trouble for this, my middle brother is really sensitive, and gets offended by every insult. Meanwhile, I usually brush off insults. I'm not that much of an emotional person. - TherandomV 8 Comments
Older siblings simply don't trust younger siblings with their stuff because younger siblings can often lose the older sibling's things. Just keep in mind older siblings, you probably lost your stuff when you were their age. A popular issue with younger siblings is also claiming stuff as theirs, but of the older sibling doesn't use it, you might as well give it away. Older siblings can be annoying when they don't let younger siblings borrow something, even when the older sibling doesn't use the item at all. It's like your grandma just baked delicious cookies. You ask for one, she says no. You ask what she'll do with them, she says she won't eat them, but won't give them away.
Does that sound logical to you? - Turkeyasylum
Yes, we've all lost things so young, but it's not someone elses. For example, if I lost my phone it wouldn't be as bad as if I lost my friend's phone, because she trusted me with it and now she has to replace it. Also, I use all my items, so the grandma thing won't apply to me, but at the end of the day it's the grandma's cookies and she could do what she pleases with them. - ToptenPizza
My younger cousins sometimes will DESTROY stuff so I don't let them touch my stuff because I'm afraid that they'll destroy them.
Me and my sister both do both of these things equally
I’d rather have an older sibling never let me borrow anything than a younger sibling that loses my stuff. - 3DG20
Younger Siblings: Get many hand me downs and get pushed around by older siblings.
Older Siblings: Have to deal with brats in their lives and have all the pressure on them and get blamed for everything.
Whose position is worse?
Oh youngest definitely has it easier. I can vouch for that myself. There are the downsides; no pictures, teasing, being pushed around, condescended upon, biases from what your siblings have done, no new things whatsoever... But we also aren't the Guinea pig (our parents know how to parent by now), predictability because our siblings have gone through what you have in school, we aren't going to be blamed for being bad role models for our other siblings, we wont have the highest expectations or the most responsibility, we wont have to set an example, we wont have our stuff constantly meddled in, and we wont have to lug around another child while we're trying to grow up. I acknowledge the privileges I have as a youngest child and it's definitely easier. - keycha1n
The oldest definitely has the hardest position and this is coming from a younger sibling. After being an only child, in some cases, for several years, they now have to adjust to a baby living in their house and getting all of the attention, then the younger one will grow up and pester the older one, but if it happens the other way around, the older sibling is the one to get in trouble. - 3DG20
Yeah, this is true. Me and my friends who are the oldest all think we have the hardest positions because we have to take all the responsibility and do the most work, and we always get blamed for everything. But I have a friend who is the youngest who says her mom let's her brother tease her and he always abuses authority and makes her do stuff like walk the dog when it's his turn. Can we all agree on one thing: it's good we aren't the middle child, because then you wouldn't get to do all the cool stuff the older sibling does because you're too young, but you aren't given all the attention and most care because you're too old to be babied like the youngest. But I'd still rather be the youngest. - ToptenPizzaV 12 Comments
For me, it's the younger sibling who forces me to like everything he likes. I'm my own person, and he can't change that. It's a concept he needs to be familiar with. I can't get one day where he's not repetitively making me watch sports and listen to hip-hop. - PositronWildhawk
My older brother hates thet I don't like anything he likes and tries to get me and my older siblings (mostly my most political sister) to like football and not hate Michael vic. It's so annoying. But with my sister she teaches me what she knows and it works well
This works out well with one of my older sibs but badly with another my immediate elder hates thet I am the polor opposite of him while the one above him is just like me and loves that I exel at the areas they can teach me
As an older sibling the only beliefs I force on my younger sibling is that stuff like gay marriage is ok, and black people are equal to us, witch is for her own good. And if the younger sibling wants to be just like the older sibling, they would have to follow their belief system anyway, so it would be pretty hypocritical, like if you asked your mom for a brownie, and she started trying to force you to eat the brownie and your complaining you never wanted to eat the brownie. - ToptenPizzaV 1 Comment
Younger siblings obviously don't know as much right from wrong due to their lack of maturity. I hadn't matured until a few years ago, and trust me, I was REALLY immature a few years ago. Luckily I hadn't discovered the beauties of the Internet back then... I would've been a troll then. Like I said earlier, this is because parents are too busy with two siblings to teach the younger sibling like they did with the older sibling. Older siblings see that the younger sibling isn't as developed and start to think the younger sibling is some sort of sub-human and that they're better. Their arrogance can lead to the older sibling developing immaturity again while the younger sibling picks these up, too. My two older siblings fought and I picked that up, which taught me some bad social skills I'm STILL trying to rub off. And for a person with autism like me, it can be difficult. - Turkeyasylum
To this day, my brother and I STILL use each other as scapegoats and we're 16 and 14. When our bedroom gets messy (70% due to me, 30% due to him), my brother says "It was all Noah! ". I then reply "Some of the mess was yours! ", and my mom still accepts the former's answer. Sometimes I get stuck cleaning ALL of the trash, even my brother's trash. I can't get away with scapegoating because my mom beloeves my brother's right because "he's older". Some of it might be that I was NOTORIOUS for lying before I matured and she still hasn't gotten over my past. - Turkeyasylum
LOL. My parents are the opposite. I'm older and "more responsible" according to them so I have to clean up after my younger sister quite a bit. - PianoQueen
Honestly, it's the first thing that comes to mind in an argument. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter
We all want our own stuff. Unfortunately, when there's only three bedrooms for the children and four kids, two are stuck sharing a bedroom. I'm forced to share a rooom with my older brother and we both hate sharing. I try to keep my stuff to the side, but my older brother piles his mess up and I pile my mess up of course (because I'm pretty lazy). We also don't get very much privacy as we have to share our bedroom, and we don't get as much space and don't get to express much about us in our bedrooms. At least my sister's moving out for college and giving me her bedroom... - Turkeyasylum
Unfortunately, we're not to the point in society where everyone tells the truth. In fact, we're getting further away from that as we speak. Younger siblings often lie about their older siblings doing bad things, and I can admit I did that when I was littler. Often, the parent wasn't there when it happened, so the parent ends up in a pickle deciding which story to go with. Older siblings also lie about their younger siblings doing bad things purely to get them in trouble just like some younger siblings do, too. In fact, my brother and my sister both did that, saying I "yelled at them" whentp they yelled at me first. My mom said they had the rights to yell because they were older, but I didn't. Isn't that complete bull? - Turkeyasylum
Not true at all. Before my brother came along, I was the only child. If it had been kept that way, I wouldn't have been pestered by my younger sibling, and I would have nobody to annoy back. There would be no competition, no challenge to what I can do with my choices, and I wouldn't have had to do any better or worse to change how I was treated, which is what children living together ultimately compete for. - PositronWildhawk
The thing is, the older sibling looks up to the parent since they have no older siblings themselves. The older sibling then annoys the parent in a similar sustem to the younger sibling-older sibling combo. The younger siblings annoys the older sibling because they look up to the older sibling like they're a role model. When the older sibling tells them to go away, it angers the younger sibling and causes half the "younger sibling problems" most people speak of.
Thanks for reading! - Turkeyasylum
Hopefully my sister wasn't anything like me, that would mean big trouble for me. Another thing I hate is when teachers are like, "oh I had your older sister" and then they base all your actions off of what they would've done. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter
Not true. My little brother will literally cry over everything, and he sleeps in my dad and mom's bed all the time. And he's 9... I never did that stuff. - TherandomV 3 Comments
Me and my sisters constantly rival.
No we don't.
Me and my sister don't
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