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I worry a lot

Everyone has worries at one time or another. Worrying is normal. However, sometimes it’s hard to talk about it. A lot of worry can make it hard to enjoy life and it can affect school work. It is important to get help with worries.

Some things you can do if you feel worried


Talk to your parent about being worried. Parents prefer it when their children tell them what they are worried about.


If you can’t talk to your parent, talk to someone at school – your teacher, a pastoral care person, or a school counsellor.


Write your worries in a diary – sometimes it helps to get them out of your head and down on paper.

I joined a sibling group at school and it was really helpful to talk to other siblings like me. It showed me that we all have similar worries and there are things we can do about it which help.

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.