Hey Quinn, Happy Birthday!
I'm sorry I missed it. I'm glad it was okay, if not exactly turning out how you would have preferred.
I remember when we had chickens, & some hatched. Hatching chicks, new born baby animals of any kind are so wonderful. I hope you did get to see them.
I am sorry, though, that you & your brother have to see & hear your parents argueing. Try to remember, even if one or the other says it's about you or your brother, it really isn't. The disagreements your parents are about things they have their own problems with, & are their own problems to sort out.
You are NEVER the cause or blame for their arguments.
If at all possible, try to find times when they are not arguing, not very busy, to bring up, as you said, what you need them to explain, such as in what ways can you be more helpful around the home. After all, you live in a home which all of you share, & therefore, sharing responsibilities is now becoming more important - you are not a little kid anymore. Soon, you may want to be thinking of getting a place of your own. Not too soon, I hope, because it really is difficult moving out unprepared.
The next few years, can help you prepare far more if you take on more responsible household tasks, become interested in how a household is run. & If your parents are open, ask lots of questions.
As far as screen time goes, be glad I am not your parent! I don't think I would even want a child of mine having a their own phone/tablet/laptop, even with restrictions until at least 16, & then it would only be out in the lounge, & I'd be looking on every chance I got! I have heard too many awful stories to feel it is safe, so I'd be afraid. &, by the way, that would be MY problem). yes indeed.
So, looking ahead, what do you suppose is in store for you?