I Am Raising My Siblings

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    Our Parents Untimely Death...

                  I am 23 year old gay man and i received custody of my 16 month old Brother in December , 2009 after our Parents were killed by a drunk driver,  i will never forget the day my Parents were taken...
    kris2010 kris2010
    22-25, M
    3 Responses May 10, 2010

    i have three siblings,

    two sisters who are 12 and 14 and a brother who is 4. My parents died 2 1/2 years ago and since then, it's just been the four of us. My aunt helps out when she can but she has her own family. We get by okay on our own though, it's really hard sometimes, especially with the girls...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

    I'm raising my teenage half-sister.

    We have the same father, & different mothers. Our father is a drug addict, & so is her mother. I was raised by an amazing, loving, devoted mother... And I've spent my life trying to be a parent to my 7 youngest sisters. The one I'm raising now, is the only one under the age...
    sistermom sistermom
    41-45, F
    Jun 15, 2015

    From Brother To Father And Beyond

    I spend a significant time of my childhood wishing that someone came from the outside, normal world that refused to enter my home to make things better for me. My mother was unable and unwilling to be a source of stability and comfort, which I needed but could not ask for.As I...
    Ray7 Ray7
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Jan 19, 2010

    I am also. My parents are

    both physically and mentally unwell, sometimes to the point where they can't leave the bed or house. I have 3 younger siblings, one 4 years younger, one 6 years younger and one 7 years younger. I've been caring for them as long as I can remember but truly raising them wasn't...
    MissFujoshi MissFujoshi
    18-21, F
    Nov 28, 2014

    My Family Of 5....

    On January 18, 2010, my life took a turn for the worst. My greatest fear, worst nightmare came true. My mother unexpectedly passed away in her sleep. As i walked into my mothers room to wake her, i knew something was wrong i touched her face, it was ice cold.. i fell to the floor...
    kalismom kalismom
    1 Response Jul 26, 2010

    My father left us when I was in fourth grade,

    my mother had two more children (age 2 and 4). Their dad is no help financial or otherwise. My mom has to make a living, we can hardly afford housing and food, let alone childcare. So I care for them 8+ hours a day. I'm 18 and have 3 other siblings (15, 13, and 11) who I also...
    gabriellakora gabriellakora
    22-25, F
    Dec 7, 2013

    I help raise my little brother like cooking

    and making sure he's at practice and stuff because idk I'm just good like that.
    bamabowboy bamabowboy
    18-21, M
    Dec 27, 2013

    My mom and dad are both alive

    and fine but they work 12-15 hours a day. And there schedules are nuts. So I wake up my little sister and get her ready for her day at first grade make sure she eats and brushes her teeth and then get up my 2ed youngest brother who goes to kindergarten and then my youngest...
    TrustMeBitch TrustMeBitch
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2014
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