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Spotlight on sibling issues

Siblings and helping This week we’re talking about how you might have to help to look after your brother or sister more at the moment. This might be because the people who normally help you can’t get to your house, activities are cancelled or your parents are extra busy trying to home-school as well as do … Read more

Siblings and staying at home This month we’re talking about how important it is to look after your mental health when you have to stay at home. We know that you will be spending lots more time with your brothers and sisters than you usually do at the moment. This might be because school has … Read more

Siblings and the future This month we’re talking about siblings and the future. Although thinking about the future can feel exciting, we also know that siblings can find it a bit worrying too. Will my brother or sister miss me if I move away? Will they understand that I will be coming back in the … Read more

Siblings and mental health This month we’re talking about how important it is to look after your mental health. We’ve got ideas on how to ask for help if you are struggling and what you can do to help yourself too. Have a look at our pages on what to do if you feel anxious … Read more

Siblings and sleep If you are aged between 12-18, the Children’s Sleep Charity  and University College London need your help! They want to understand how growing up with a brother or sister who has a disability, illness or condition affects your sleep. They want to know How do you feel about sleep? Do you ever feel lonely? How … Read more

Siblings and Carers Week June 2019 This month we’re talking about siblings as young carers during June 2019. Here at YoungSibs we want to do a shout out to all of you who are helping to look after your brothers and sisters who have a disability, illness or condition. You do a great job and … Read more

Siblings and epilepsy This month we’re talking about siblings who have brothers and sisters with epilepsy. Lots of siblings have really good relationships with their brothers and sisters who have epilepsy.  However, siblings say that they can find it frightening when their brothers and sisters have seizures. Siblings feel worried about their brothers and sisters … Read more

Siblings and autism This month we’re talking about siblings and autism. We’d love to hear from siblings about what life is like if you have a brother or sister with autism. What stuff do you do together? Do you have any top tips for other siblings about what you know about autism and how it … Read more

Siblings and genetic conditions This month we’re talking about siblings who have brothers and sisters with genetic conditions. We have lots of new information on genetic conditions on our website if you want to learn more. It’s also World Down Syndrome Day this month – Down’s Syndrome is a genetic condition. Do you have a … Read more

Siblings and ADHD Do you have a brother or sister with ADHD? We’d like siblings to tell us what life is like when you have a brother or sister who finds it difficult to concentrate, sit still or stop talking. We’ve got some great information about ADHD on our website as well as some top … Read more