The Eldest Sister Has Had Responsibilities Since Childhood, This Is How Psychologists Respond

Suara.com – If you are a girl and are the eldest, you may feel a lot of responsibility. Especially when you have several siblings.

For example, being an example for his younger siblings, thinking about the needs of his younger siblings, and taking care of his younger siblings, even since the older brother was small.

However, not all eldest daughters experience pressure from their families.

Psychotherapist Caroline Plumer says responsibility is a behavior the oldest girls learn from a very young age.

Also Read: 9 Old Fuji Photos on Mother’s Facebook, Brother’s Favorite Since Childhood

“Elderly older sisters will spend at least a small part of their lives as an only child, and therefore most of them become adults, and especially their mothers, who model their behavior,” explains Caroline. Metro.

Illustration of brother and sister (pixabay)

He continued that older sisters are seen as caregivers for the family. If the mother is unable for any reason, hope will fall on the eldest son to carry out his role.

Caroline says such expectations can cause stress and anxiety at a young age, which can then affect the rest of her life.

“It can also result in a lack of boundaries in the long term and a behavioral tendency to please others because older sisters believe that their job is to be responsible for the well-being and happiness of others.”

Experts say it’s important to create healthy boundaries. For example, by not continuously neglecting one’s own well-being in order to prioritize the interests of others.

Also Read: Nyesek, Brother Finds This Things While Cleaning Up, Immediately Misses the Late Brother

“Be confident in making sure your needs are met and ask for support if necessary.”

Meanwhile, according to coach and psychology teacher Rebecca Lockwood, eldest older sisters can easily fall into the habit of assuming parental responsibilities.

It can have both positive and negative long-term effects on the oldest children.

“The negative effect may be that the eldest child always feels pressure on them to make sure his younger siblings are okay, and the positive effect can also be the same,” explained Rebecca.

She continued that it all depended on how each of the eldest daughters interpreted the feelings and pressures she received.

“Because for some it will help them develop and for others it may feel like a burden.”


Source: Suara.com – Berita Kesehatan Terkini by www.suara.com.

*The article has been translated based on the content of Suara.com – Berita Kesehatan Terkini by www.suara.com. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!