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Parenting(?) advice - Little sister acting out


She's a good kid for the most part. She keeps her room clean, always wants to learn new things, doesn't get drunk on the side of the road, tries at school, etc.

But my parents are always brushing her off now (they don't mean to, they just show how proud they are differently because of cultural differences and they're just tired a lot) so she's started acting out a lot now, I think to get their attention in a different way.

I give her my attention and it worked for a while but she's started acting out again because I don't really think I can replace what my parents' affection means to her and she doesn't look up to me in the same way she does to them. I've tried showing them over and over again how to show they're proud of her in a way that she understands and they do but quickly forget every time. She understands that they show it differently too but I think it still gets to her.

Any advice on what I can do?

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I think your parents are set on their ways and you probably can't change their thinking. The best you can do is continue to be there for her personally. I would think she would look up to you as most younger siblings do.

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