My younger siblings were just spoiled. They were barely ever disciplined, and they weren't given any kind of work responsibilities at home; my dad just didn't have the resolve to punish them; he tried to win a popularity contest with them; he didn't do that with me. The results speak for themselves.In my case, I just rejected their way of life and got out on my own. However,
I have 2 siblings, one younger, one older, who really needed some help around 3rd grade, which both of them failed.
My parents made only token effort to help them out. I tried with my younger brother, but he not only was a bit slow, he just didn't care. Except for 2 years in the Navy, he has never worked a full time job. He lived at home as the eternal child for all but that 2 years.
If our parents hadn't left him their house (only slightly better built than a shack), he would be homeless today....