What do I do about my little brother who wants to go everywhere with me?
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“What do I do about my little brother who wants to go everywhere with me?” New Era, Aug. 2006, 31

“My little brother wants to go everywhere I do. I love him, but he’s driving me crazy. What do I do?”

You’re not alone. For centuries older siblings have been dealing with the same problem. Your brother is just going through a phase. Right now, following you around is his way of showing that he admires you.

This kind of admiration can get frustrating, though. You have a few options. (1) You can tough it out until he grows out of it. (2) You can offer to let him go with you to three or four places a week and let him choose—not including dates, of course! Or (3) you can ask your parents what they think you should do and then follow their advice.

If you treat him with love and kindness, your annoying little brother may one day grow up to be your best friend. He wants to be just like you, so give him a great example to grow into. (See 1 John 3:17–18 and 4:20–21.)