So, as you may know, I'm 21 and an older brother to an 12 year old boy. Our father was a severe drug addict that tried to kill my family. When I turned 18 I left home and returned to my home country. A year later, my brother and mother joined me after my father tried to murder them. Need less to say, he is no longer in our lives. We now live together and have been doing so for about a year.
currently I'm unemployed and can't provide for the family, but the government is helping a lot and my mom has a part time job. This helps us get by quite comfortably.
my current issue is my little brother. Over the last year I find myself being less of an older brother and more of a father. I don't know if it's good or bad but I'd like your input on it. Tactfully, please :)
my next issue is that my younger brother is constantly saying that he's sick. Anytime we ask home to do anything that could be considered a chore, he becomes sick. He didn't go to school for two days because my mother thought he was sick even though he had no fever and no signs of being ill. Currently we are having fights because I feel he's playing sick so as to get out of doing anything he doesn't want to do. I was wondering if any of you could give me any insight. He's been like this for a few weeks now.
i don't know what to do guys, I want the best for him and love him and I didn't ask for this, but I feel this is my role right now... I feel like I need to stay here and raise my brother as well as look after my mom...