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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


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.


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.


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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