Parents worry and talk about peer pressure and friend influence but never talk about sibling influence. Peer pressure does not only come from friends but it also comes from within a family. Everyone likes to thinks of people they love as good responsible people especially the young ones. They look up to the older one and like to think they are wise and their footsteps are okay to follow through. The decisions the older children make have a lot of influence on the decisions the younger one are likely to make. If the older child decides to live life irresponsibly, it is likely that most of the younger ones will follow suit. That might be because they like to think of the older sibling as responsible. It is very important that the older child or children make good decisions in their lives because in some way they are role models to the young ones. It might feel like a burden and like they are living life for others but truth is, what is right is right and wrong is wrong. It is not easy and they never have to be perfect but they are certain mistakes like getting pregnant at a young age, drug abuse and constant clubbing that can be avoided etc. It is important that older children be good role models.