When you hear “age is nothing but a number,” you should really believe it. In the dating world, in the professional world, and even within the family. A younger sibling won’t always have to be the more immature, irresponsible child in the family. He or she may in fact be the more well-rounded child, compared to their older counterpart.
The younger sibling can be an excellent role model for their older brother and sister. The older one may enjoy the more wild side of life, occasionally getting into trouble. The younger one does enjoy his or her own fun times, but is more cautious and aware of consequences if things get out of control. This is how the older sibling wants to be. They need their younger sibling to look up to. They don’t want to end up arrested.
But sometimes, that change of direction for their life doesn’t happen fast enough (and certainly not at fault of anyone else) and they do get arrested. Their drive to change for the better shouldn’t stop there. They need to bail out of jail, and keep moving forward.