The internet defended a teenager who got angry at her parents for constantly spoiling her little sister in a new social media post.
In a viral post on Reddit’s “AmITheA**hole” forum, a young woman using a throwaway account as u/throwaway_7629843 uploaded her story for the community to read and share their opinions.
The OP (original poster), a 17-year-old teenager, is considered the responsible child of the family. She has two sibling – a 14-year-old sister and an 11-year-old brother. She explained that she and her brother get along because they have more in common compared to the relationship with her sister. The Redditor explained that her sister throws temper tantrums whenever she doesn’t get what she wants and her parents usually give in for her to stop screaming and yelling.
According to a 2012 study conducted by Harvard Medical School, 1 in 12 teenagers have anger issues that can fall under Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) which causes anger outbreaks. Though this isn’t necessarily the case, the rise and fall of adolescent mood swings can be a turbulent time for all.
“She always has to be the center of attention and she causes problems to get attention when she’s not. Gets really f***ng old,” she admitted.
One day, after the OP picked her siblings up from school, there was a tiff over where to eat for dinner since their parents would be home from work late. Her sister wanted McDonalds, but OP and her brother didn’t. This caused outrage from their sister.
Once the parents returned home, her sister complained she didn’t get McDonalds like she wanted. The OP’s mother came and told her to “humor [your sister] next time.”
She wrote, “My mom says she’s difficult and we’re more easy going, so I say ‘Sooo you’re saying I’m too nice and I need to be difficult to get what I want. Assignment understood. I’m going to be as much of a problem as I can from now on.'”
In a form of protest, the OP stopped doing chores and began using annoying language her sister uses. Her parents didn’t like the way she was acting and told her to set a good example for her siblings. The followers of the forum were quick to leave a comment defending the Redditor.
U/TechG0vernment wrote, receiving the top comment with 13,500 upvotes saying, “NTA. It seems your parents are enablers and though I don’t really RECOMMEND your course of action, it seems to work. I’d also stop doing things for the sister. ‘Can you pick her up?’ nope, she’s going to scream and cry about some arbitrary thing, so she can figure out her own way home. …….