A 19-year-old girl is feeling overwhelmed by the responsibility of looking after her 5-year-old brother. With the start of university, she has her hands full with a packed schedule for orientation week. However, her parents expect her to take care of her little brother, even though she has important commitments. The girl has tried to reason with her parents, but they have gotten angry with her and even threatened to cut her off. The girl is questioning whether she is in the wrong and has turned to the internet for judgment. What do you think? Is she the a**hole for refusing to take care of her little brother, or are her parents in the wrong for expecting too much of her? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
19F Refuses to Be a Free Nanny for Little Brother During Uni Orientation Week
Clarifying the confusion: 19F updates on brother's orientation week
Independent 19F refuses to nanny brother during uni orientation week
Standing up for myself to avoid being a free nanny 👊
Grandma saves the day, 19F gets paid to babysit👵💰
Setting boundaries with family during uni orientation week. 🚫👶
Taking a break from babysitting for some much-needed space 🧘
Breaking free from the nanny role for my little brother 🚀
Struggling to balance university and family responsibilities with parents' expectations
Independent 19-year-old takes charge of own life 🙌
Getting own place for uni orientation week, excited to socialize 🎉
No time for babysitting little brother during important orientation week 📚
Overwhelmed 19F expected to babysit little brother during busy week
19F offers to take brother to daycare during busy uni week 💼
19F can't babysit little brother during uni orientation week 😔
Struggling with demanding parents during orientation week 🙄
Unpaid nanny for little brother during uni orientation week. AITA?
19F stands up to parents, refuses to be free nanny during uni orientation week 💪
A 19-year-old girl, who has been expected to look after her 5-year-old brother since birth, stood up to her parents who demanded she is a free nanny during the crucial orientation week for her university. Despite her parent's disapproval, she refuses to sacrifice the opportunity to make new friends and get important information by prioritizing her brother over herself. After seeking advice from her grandma, who was on her side, she called her mom to explain that the situation doesn't feel fair to her. Her grandma then talked to her mom and told her off, which led to her mom apologizing to her. The grandma is now coming to take care of the brother, and the girl agreed to help whenever she has time and is getting paid as well. While she doesn't want to completely cut off ties with her parents, she thinks it's best to go low contact for a while until things settle. The girl's story raises questions about the burden of responsibility on older siblings and the importance of setting boundaries with parents. Stay tuned for reactions and advice from the Reddit community.
Standing up against misogyny and parentification. NTA. 👏
Don't miss Orientation week, it's crucial for making friends and networking! NTA
Scapegoated for being female? NTA for refusing free babysitting 🚫👶
Sibling responsibilities shouldn't interfere with your own plans 🙅♀️
Don't let gender stereotypes hold you back from focusing on school 💪
NTA - 17yo brother should take responsibility. Parents need to hire help.
NTA. The parents shouldn't rely on the daughter to raise their kid. 💪
Don't let them sabotage your studies! Put yourself first! 💪
Financially independent 19F stands up to entitled parents during uni.
Focus on university, not free babysitting. You're NTA 👍
You're not the parent, and you're not the nanny 🙅♀️
No free nanny service for entitled parents 🚫👶
Stand up for yourself and live your life. #NotTheA**hole 💪
Don't let your parents ruin your pivotal moment 🎓👨👨👦 #NTA
Don't be a free nanny, prioritize your uni 👍
Supportive reply emphasizes independence and resilience of comment author 🙌
Taking care of their baby is not your responsibility 🙅♀️
Cutting off free babysitting for ungrateful people. 🚫
Don't be a free nanny for your little brother, focus on uni 📚
Stand your ground and prioritize your education! 📚 NTA
Supportive comment section for OP taking autonomy from terrible parents.
Siblings should help each other but not at any cost 😌
Stand your ground 🙅♀️! You're not responsible for their kids 👶.
Prioritizing education over babysitting is reasonable. #NTA 👏
Don't let them take advantage of you. You're NTA 👍
You're not obligated to babysit 🚫
Prioritize self-care, NTA for not being a free nanny 💪
You're not a free nanny, NTA 👍
Put yourself first and go to orientation week, NTA! 💪
Setting boundaries is important. 👍
Standing up against parentification. Not the a**hole! 🙌
Don't let anyone hold you back. 🚫👶 Have fun in uni!
Consider financial situation before refusing family help. 💰
Don't let your parents make you a free babysitter 👍
Stand up for yourself! You're not a free nanny 🙅♀️
OP is already prepared to support themselves. NTA 👍
Sibling refuses to babysit, suggests extreme measures. 🤔
Stand up for yourself and prioritize your own life! 💪🏼
Boundaries are important! 💪 Stand firm and focus on yourself.
Stand your ground! Your education is important, not free childcare. 💪
Don't let them guilt trip you. Stick to your schedule! 💪
You're right, NTA! 🙌 Independence awaits, good luck! 👍
Focus on your future, not being a free nanny. NTA 💪
Uni comes first 🎓. Siblings aren't your responsibility.
Parenting responsibilities should not fall solely on older siblings 🙅♀️
Asserting boundaries against family isn't easy, but necessary. 👏
Live your life! 🎉 Your little brother, your responsibility? Nah. NTA.
You go girl! 💪 Stand your ground and don't be the free help! NTA
Sibling duty or not? Commenter says NTA 👍
Little brother is not a baby 🍼. You're NTA 🙌
College isn't a free pass to be a nanny. NTA 👏
Breaking free from gender roles. 👧🏽👊🏽
Sibling responsibilities should not interfere with your studies 📚👩🎓
Moving out: the best decision for this NTA sibling 🚶♀️
Avoid being a free nanny by staying away overnight. NTA 😊
Putting career first over parenting? Not cool. 🤔
Sibling responsibility debate: commenter supports poster's decision, NTA.
Sibling forced to be nanny for younger sibling, not the parent. NTA 💪