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I feel jealous

Siblings tell us that they feel jealous when their brother or sister gets all the attention. It can be easy to feel ignored sometimes. Jealousy is a very uncomfortable feeling but it is quite normal. Everyone feels jealous now and again.

Things you can do if you feel jealous


Tell your mum or dad that you feel jealous. It will help them to know how you feel.


Ask your mum or dad to ask relatives and friends to be fair with presents – you deserve stuff too!


Ask your parent to read about ways to give siblings attention on our parent pages. 

I tell my dad all about my day in the car on the way home from school. It’s just me and him and I really enjoy that time because I know he’s paying attention to me.

More about feelings

It is normal for siblings to feel a whole mixture of feelings and to find some of them hard to deal with.

Sibling info about disability

Many siblings find it hard to understand disability. Find out about different disabilities and conditions here.

Ask our sibling advisor

Need some information or advice? You can ask our sibling advisor any question about sibling issues.