My parents support only him

My big brother doesn’t respect me. He always talks to me cruelly and fights with me. But my parents support only him. Please help.
Naresh (14)

Dear Naresh, it is not uncommon that big brothers assume an arrogant and bullish attitude towards their younger brothers. It is up to your parents to control the situation and put things right. From your side, try not to provoke him and give him respect. The fact that your parents “support” him may indicate that you are not always right in your behaviour with him.

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD
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Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, has a degree in medicine and is a professional counsellor. For the last 30 years he has been providing youth with practical advice to help them tackle urgent and troubling issues.