“I Want to Run Away.” Hello. I’m a 12-year-old girl that wants to live alone quietly. Is that funny? I think you surprised Jeno. I’ve never heard this in person. Hi, sweetie! (I love that voice) These days I feel like running away from home. There’s one person that I wish would disappear. “Have you seen my slime?” “Nope.” “Liar! You hid it! Give it to me! Take this! I’m going to pinch you!” My 10-year-old sister pinches me and pesters me. But this is even worse. “Sis, I want to play too. I’m going to climb on your back!” Splat! I have a 9-year-old little brother too. 9 years old. My siblings always follow me around and bug me. I just want to leave this home. I was so upset that I tried telling my mom. “But your siblings are younger than you. You try talking to them.” I tried talking to them and yelling at them, but my siblings won’t change. Gosh, what a life? And… What is death? I cry all the time and this keeps happening. I don’t feel like living anymore. Please do something about my stress. This is a relatable concern. Sam, how many siblings do you have? I have six siblings. Where are you? I’m the second oldest. I have 5 younger siblings. – That must’ve been hard on your mom. / – Sure. I totally understand this concern. Two siblings are driving this girl crazy. But you have five younger siblings. How did you discipline them? I was… I was the problem. Why? How so? I was a bad kid. For example, when I was a kid my parents wanted to have a hot night together. I didn’t understand what that meant. I tried to burn my mom’s mattress. – Because burning it… / – Would make a hot night? (Disbelief) You took it literally. You’re a good son. (Sam’s burning desire to be a good son) How embarrassing. (Sam’s so funny) So a 12-year-old girl wrote to us about her siblings that stress her out. Let’s bring her out! (Who wants to run away because of her siblings?) (Jang Subin) Hold his hand. This way. Can you introduce yourself? Hello. I’m 12 years old and my siblings are killing me. (Gloomy) (So gloomy from the start) What did she say? I thought she was rapping. She sounded so concerned just now. Can you introduce yourself again loudly? Hello. I’m 12 years old and my siblings are killing me. (You can tell she’s serious by her voice) Everyone here is on your side, Subin. We’re all going to listen carefully, – so just relax and speak your mind. / – Okay. That pink cushion matches her shirt. Yeah, did see how it matches your shirt? Even her socks. Matching colors. (So color-coordinated) You look good! So your siblings pester you so much that you had to write to us? Yes. My sister always pinches, scratches and hits me. – This is where she scratched me. / – It left a mark. I can still see a mark. She scratched and slapped me earlier. – In the green room? / – Yes. My mom bought French fries yesterday. My sister didn’t want any, so I ate them all. She said, “Why’d you eat all my fries?” When she said she didn’t want any? The nerve of this girl. – She said she didn’t want any. / – Yeah. My brother doesn’t respect my sister either. Now he pesters my sister too. He’s like the king now. – The youngest? / – Yes. I see him up there. He looks very charismatic. (This 9-year-old has quite an aura!) What do you hate the most? They barge into my room. You’re at a sensitive age. They hang out in my room. They play games and read books. They don’t have their own rooms? They do. They each have their own room. I’m jealous. I don’t even have my own room now. (Inner thoughts of a married man) They have a bunk bed and a better softer bed. But they take over my desk and bed. I don’t have any freedom. You should yell at them when they do that. I try to, but it doesn’t work. My sister shows no regret. How do you yell at them? Show us. “Hey, stop bothering the cat.” Like that. – That’s yelling? / – Yes. – That didn’t sound like yelling. / – That was weak. (I tried being harsh) Do your parents say anything? Do they try to stop your siblings? My parents got really mad last summer. But these days, my mom just tells us to figure it out on our own. What about your dad? My dad always takes my sister’s side. – Your sister’s side? / – What does he say? Even when he sees my sister hit me, he tells me not to yell too harshly at her. And how did you feel? I felt like nobody’s on my side. So that’s how you felt. (Poor thing…) Your brother seems so charismatic. Let’s meet the younger siblings. Shall we meet the sister first? Hi there! Hi! Grab the mic. (The youngest one has swag) (I’m the king of this household) (Youngest) (I’ll show you what real fear is) (Second) (Am I trembling now?) Hello. Trying to sound cute. My name is Jang Yunseo. Jang Yunseo. Did you know your sister’s having a hard time? Yes. Why do you think she’s having a hard time? Because we bother her. How does it feel hearing your sister’s concern? I think I was wrong. She suddenly admits to it. She admits it and she knows she was wrong. You just want to end things here right away? (It’s not like that) Why did you scratch your sister before you came into the studio? My sister slapped me first. You slapped her first? (Quite a twist) My sister hit me first. This makes it hard to take your side. She picked a fight with me first. And she scratched me. So I slapped her first and she slapped me back. (They’re both to blame) She hits me back twice when I hit her once. (These sisters are at war) Your siblings just want to play with you, but you won’t play with them. Maybe that’s why… I agree with that. She agrees too. They’re good at admitting things. My siblings ask me to role play with them. But most of the time, I end up dying. Those are your roles. It isn’t fun. Their stories are never fun. Give us an example. – A palace. / – A palace? They insist their characters can’t die. They get angry if I say they’ll die. They play the princess and prince. What about you? – A vassal. / – A vassal? That’s no reason to be sad. My older siblings made me be the palace. They made me the palace. (Gosh) I had to play a building. How cute. At least you got to play people. Subin, you made your siblings sound rotten, but your sister sounds so nice. They act like angels in front of other people. But they turn into devils at home. Some kids are like that. They’re sweet in public, but they’re mean at home. Let me ask them. Do you agree with your sister or is she wrong? I think she’s right. (It’s like she was waiting for this) She admits it right away. Is that your family motto? What do you think your sister thinks about you? I think she takes me for a pushover. (Don’t treat your big sister like that) Do you think your sister is a pushover? (Admission by silence) She admits it again. Yunseo, what kind of big sister is she? Someone to annoy. Someone you annoy? She’s someone to annoy. She thinks that way too. (That’s a bit much…) I want to hear from the brother. Let’s meet the boss. (Time for the boss to talk) (Nice to meet you, sir) Hi, can you introduce yourself? (Achoo) Sorry about that, sir. Do you annoy your oldest sister a lot? – Is that what you think? / – Yes. (They’re so good at admitting things) (Then why do you keep annoying me?) Why do you keep bothering your oldest sister? She always says no. (When did I do that?) And I wanted to play with one of her toys, but she said no. She won’t let me play with her phone. Then how do you annoy her? I climb on her. Or I tie up her favorite doll. Her favorite doll? – You tie it up? / – You tied it up? – He ties it up. / – To where? To a chair leg. He tied a doll to a chair leg? What did the doll do wrong? Does that upset you? – Yes. / – It upsets her. My other sister annoys me too. (I have no allies here) Tell us everything. What does she do? She hits and scratches me. One time, she stepped on my privates when I was lying down. That was a mistake! (Gosh, that’s a bit much) She did it on purpose, but she said it was a mistake. – It really was a mistake! / – She lied to me. Second daughter, please be quiet. (Bickering) (What will I do about them?) Let’s meet the parents. Hello, parents. (Hahaha) (Gosh) – Hello. / – Hello. (They all look the same) (They all look the same) I don’t know if I should say this, but the five of them look really alike. (Anyone can tell they’re a family) Your oldest wrote to us because she’s concerned. Did you know she was having such a hard time? Yes, you had a girl around her age here that was – concerned about a younger sibling. / – Right. I wish my little sister would disappear. I feel like dying. My daughter cried after seeing that episode. That’s when I realized she was really stressed. – So she related to that episode. / – Yes. What did you relate with? That she was having a really hard time because of her younger sister. You could relate to that. That’s what made you cry while watching it? What do you think about her wanting to run away? I was really shocked. Subin was never bad or disobedient. She’s always sweet and kind, so I never worried. But around 6 months ago, she’d call me in tears after school. “Mom, don’t die. You have to live with me and dad for a long time.” She kept saying that and crying. (Choking up again) She says you don’t care about her. She feels that nobody’s on her side. What do you say about that? I don’t think that’s true. It’s not like I can take sides with my kids. I try to tell them to work it out and get along. I think they’re all very different. Your kids are so different. (Even during the shoot…) He’s like a boss! Gosh. (Don’t sit like that) It’s okay, you can put your leg up. (Wary) (Oh, whatever) (Lalala) (Boss swag) (I do what I want) (Sigh) Let’s hear from the father. I suspected something was going on, but I didn’t think it was so serious. After hearing from her, she said that you always take her sister’s side. I see why she thought that way. But for me… The first is the greatest. The thumb would hurt the most if you bite your fingers. (We’ve never heard of that before) Your thumb hurts the most? It hurts the most. I thought every finger would hurt if you bite it. But you say your thumb hurts the worst. Now I want to bite each finger. You should. So the first is really greatest. I was really sweet to her when she was younger and I don’t want her to think I’m playing favorites, so I try to be careful. I tell her to watch over her siblings as the oldest. I tell her to let things go and share. I tell her things like that, which is why she probably felt hurt. “You’re the oldest, so you have to be mature.” That’s what you said to her. My mom says, “You guys are lucky to have a sweet big sister.” – To your siblings? / – I bet. (That puts more pressure on the oldest) Do I have to be submissive because I’m the oldest? When I was a kid, no matter what my siblings did to annoy me my parents always said, “You’re older.” They always told me I should be more mature. As a kid, I often thought that my parents didn’t love me. (My parents don’t love me…) Do you have any other concerns? Aside from your siblings. The kids at school teased me from 1st grade until the first semester of 3rd grade. – Why? / – Why? Because of my name. I’m Jang Subin. They called me a wasp or a beetle. – Because of your name… / – Wasp, beetle. My nickname was E. coli. “Gross, get away from me, E. coli!” So the kids at school teased you and you got home. Then your siblings mess with you, so you were sad? Yes. (She gets no respect at school or at home) I think these are just minor arguments the kids get in as they’re playing together. But Subin is at a sensitive age. She seems to be taking this sensitively. And I can’t do anything about that. Subin just wants you to listen to her. – She wants someone to talk to. / – Right. She wants someone to take her side. Sometimes you just want to be consoled. “That must’ve been hard for you.” Like that. (I’m very lonely) (Thinks) I think I should listen to Subin more from now on. She’s the oldest, so you need to treat her like the oldest around her siblings. “Don’t do that to your big sister.” You should say that around all three of your kids. “You kids are lucky to have such a nice big sister.” Say, “She’s nice, but she’s scary when she’s mad.” You shouldn’t keep telling your other kids that their big sister is kind and sweet. Subin takes action too. Last time I told Subin to really yell at her younger siblings. She tried to be harsh with them, but they got even tougher with her. They grabbed and pulled her hair. That’s why she can’t beat them. (Her younger siblings are too rebellious) You shouldn’t just think of this as siblings fighting. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. All families have rules. “Knock before entering someone else’s room.” “Don’t touch things without asking.” You need rules like that. If they won’t listen, you can punish them by cutting their allowance. Or put them on a time out. They’ll start changing to avoid those punishments. (They’ll start changing and following the rules) (The parents need to get involved too) Any closing words for Subin to cheer her up? We’ll try to pay more attention. I’ll talk to the younger ones. We’re going to try harder. (She shyly flashes a heart) (We hope this family changes) Let’s ask our guest panel. Since the parents can’t control them. I bet the siblings do things the parents don’t know. I can really understand how hard this must be for her. This is a huge concern for her. I think it must’ve been really hard for her. I also think it’s a concern. If you think this is a concern, press the button! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Time’s up! So many people on your side, Subin. – I heard a lot of votes. / – Do you feel better now? Yes. Let’s see the results. “I Want to Run Away.” Please show us. Subin. Subin. This concern wins if it gets 167. – I think this will win. / – How many votes? (147 votes) This means today’s winner is “Too Much Boyfriend.” Congratulations! The winners get a cash prize. Congratulations. Until the day Korea has no concerns Hello Counselor will be rooting for you all! – Thank you! / – Thank you!