When siblings act as parents, the impacts are long lasting

“Parentification” of children can be destructive to the entire family.

Rose Bak
Rose Bak
Sep 17 · 3 min read
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Talk to any oldest child and they’ll tell you stories of taking care of their siblings. From babysitting to changing diapers to walking kids to school, it’s naturally assumed that as the oldest, the sibling will look out for those who come behind.