Older Brother's Authority I need some opinions here. My dad doesn't live with us, and my mom isn't very strict, so not a lot gets done around here. People assume others are going to do chores so don't care to ask or take it upon themselves. I'm feeling the need to slip out of my role of being like a child and claim authority as the man of the house and demand respect and obedience from my little brother and sister since I'm the oldest in the house besides my mom, and order and authority left with my dad. I think that way, I'll be changed in a way that will make me be more productive too - you know - because I'll feel I have some honor and responsibility.