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I feel ignored by my parents

Siblings often don’t get enough time with their parents. Getting time with a parent is really important. Some special time each day with a parent makes children and young people feel loved and cared for.

Some things you can do if you would like to spend more time with your parent

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Ask your parent to spend a little bit of time with you each day. This may be when your brother or sister has gone to bed.

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If your brother or sister has short breaks away, ask your parent if you can do something special together at this time like going shopping, going to a café or going swimming.

3

Tell your parent that you would like him or her to watch you in a school assembly or at sports day or some other special event.

My mum takes me out to a café when my brother has his short break. It’s so nice when it’s only me and her, just for a little while.

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