Do the older sibling always understand their younger siblings?

@blinjk (613)
Philippines
September 28, 2012 12:09am CST
The older brother or sister should be always understanding to the younger siblings.That is what my parents told us.If you are older,you must always give way to the younger siblings but do you think it is always right to be so understanding to them even if what they are doing is wrong.We should not just try to understand them but we should also see if they are right or wrong.We should also give them advice or tell them what they did is not right.As,the oldest you must act mature and never argue with them on small things.Tell me some situations regarding this topic.Are you always understanding to your siblings?Do you always argue with them?
7 responses
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
28 Sep 12
I have very good relationship with my sister and we always understand each other, we always have same thought; we seldom argue, even if we had argues, it goes away quickly.
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
Not usually. In fact, other siblings are fighting because of their age gaps. :)
• China
28 Sep 12
i have a younger brother,i think i do what you say as your parents,but we are friends,i don't think it is hard or tired,i have never argued with him,we underatand each other, i love him,i think i can do lots of things for him with out return,he is not my burden,i want to help him about everything,good luck!
@airasheila (5459)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
hi there blinjk, it seems like your topic is very timely to the situation that i am encountering at the moment. as i can't really understand what is happening to me and my brother. before i used to be patience in every situation that arise since i am the eldest among the four siblings. and i really extend my patience whenever i see something wrong but i think, i should change the way i handle things. as my brother doesn't show any care at all. he became abusive in some ways and he always insist his ideas even it is totally wrong. as a result, we always end up arguing. and now, we are not in good terms anymore.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
When I was in elementary grade I used to argue with my younger brother and when we were at that moment both us were scolded. They said that arguing and fighting with siblings is not good to see for them as parents because they were hurt.Being the eldest,I am the one who were has a greater impact being scolded because according to them instead of arguing or fighting back my younger brother why not to teach him the right thing.I was upset but as day by day and as getting older, nowadays, I realized that my parents were correct.
@Raine38 (9028)
• United States
28 Sep 12
I am the eldest, and my mom also told the same to me. But with that also comes my authority as the eldest. I can also discipline them as I see fit, but of course my parents are always there to make sure I won't abuse my "powers" over my younger siblings. I always understand and give way to them, especially about material things and other stuff. But once I decided that they're being too abusive of their privileges as the young ones, I get to discipline them.
@arizen (152)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
I totally agree with you. The duty of older siblings are not just confined to giving into the wishes of their younger siblings, more importantly, they should provide guidance to the younger siblings.