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Spotlight on sibling issues

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 This month, we’re working with The Children’s Sleep Charity  to talk about things that you can do to help you to sleep well. Vicki from The Children’s Sleep Charity says, ‘When someone in your house finds it hard to sleep, it affects everyone – including siblings. Having a good night’s sleep is really … 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

Siblings as young carers Today, we’re talking about siblings as young carers. 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! It’s also really important to look after … Read more

Siblings at Christmas Christmas is just around the corner and it can be a time to have fun! Maybe you’re looking forward to spending time with your family and friends, giving and receiving presents or just enjoying time off from school? It can be a special time to have fun with your family or play … Read more

We’re looking at siblings and bullying this month as it’s Anti-Bullying Week during 11th – 15th November 2019. Bullying can happen to anyone and it is always wrong. Siblings say that sometimes they get bullied at school or online because their families are different or because of how their brothers or sisters behave. They also … Read more