My little brother is useless. He can't do shiat by himself. He's just 5! He can't talk properly, can't eat by himself, doesn't eat healthily, and I'll get into more of that later. They(my parents) use the excuse that he is autistic but that is bull. My brother, sister and me got raised but my little bro didint. He is literally a vegetable that can't do anything. I try to tell them that they aren't doing a good job but they laugh and say he's just a kid. Call children services? Nah, they aren't abusive and I think it's because after they had me that weren't expecting another kid so I think they slacked off. They really are good at heart tho. Whoops I forgot about something: my little bro is just on the computer and he has no interaction with other stuff. That is until we got rid of our crappy computer and got another one that is more expensive so he isint allowed to be in that one. Should I take the lead and raise him myself or should they step up their plate? Seriously, I'm getting worried that a 5 yr old cant talk.
As a person who filled the shoes of parents...It is A LOT of work. My brother didn't speak to anyone until he was 4 and if you spoke to him now you would never tell but that is because I got him the help he needed. In all honesty your brother is not considered a "vegetable" that is harsh to say he is more of a under-motivated child. Don't take the role of parent, instead spend time with him on Saturdays and Sundays. When our mother was here she was always busy and on weekends I just took my brothers to the park, and they really looked forward to it because it showed them someone cared. My brother even started talking more so (it was not words but close enough). And in all seriousness you should be looked down upon too for letting such actions go on for 5 years before doing something about it. Natural instincts should of told you to care for a human you love and care about.
Sounds like your parents may need some outside support. Child services cares about neglect as well as abuse. The state will have an additional interest soon, when he becomes old enough for mandatory public education.
If you decide taht it's up to you to "take the lead and raise him," what would you do toward that end?
Id say step up and raise him but u also got to remember that ur parents have more influence and control over him. just do the best u can and for making them step into their place suggest going to a family counseler they help alot. good luck!
he is still a kid. i agree with your parents and you need to understand it