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Unformatted text preview: impact on the relationship my brother and I had. As we grew up, we had many fights and arguments over mundane things. I can remember feeling many times like he got preferential treatment from my parents and that they were more lenient with him. This affected not only the connection I had with my brother and parents but also my connections with outside settings such as school. When my brother was born my grades slipped in school. Not dramatically, but enough that my parents took notice. At the time, I gave excused that werent related to my brother because I didnt want to burden them. I could tell the transition was stressful for them and I didnt want to add to it. The influence this transition had for me at school was further compounded by the historical context of the time , specifically 9/11. 9/11 happened a year after my brother was born...
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- Winter '11