27-year-old Arlin Golden looked after his younger sister Shelby when she was a baby and he was a preteen. Part three of our series “Sibling Stories.”
Simone is 16 and helps to raise her 6-year-old sister, Savannah. Her story is part of our 3-part series about teens raising siblings.
All my life, people have treated my twin sister and I as two halves of a whole. And as I get ready for college, I’m worried that I’ll never be seen as an individual.
I’m living a much more frugal childhood than my old siblings did.
Until recently, 20-year-old Skarlett and her younger siblings lived in a homeless shelter in downtown San Francisco. Skarlett is currently the caretaker of her younger brother and sister. She told her story to Youth Radio’s Amber Ly.
The Mien community is small and our traditions can easily be lost.
I’ve always shared a room with my sister. We know every little detail about each other – the good and the not-so-good.
“Back when my sister had an after-school job, she kept all the money for herself. I have to use my paycheck to help with groceries and rent.”
After the first week or so I knew I was fine. I was worried when I started to slip in Algebra when I found out I had and F. She helped me with my homework and helped me study. I guess my sister was right about the work load.