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Siblings and keeping in touch

Siblings and keeping in touch

This week we’re talking about siblings and keeping in touch. We know that you will have spent a lot of time with your brothers, sisters and family over the last few weeks but we know that siblings are missing school and seeing their friends too. Siblings tell us that they are also finding it hard not to spend time with other family members like aunties, uncles, cousins and grandparents. It’s really important that you find safe ways to stay in touch with people outside your home and there are lots of different ways you can do this. Siblings tell us that they find the most fun ways to stay in touch are

  • Facetime or Skype calls – ask a parent to help you with this first
  • Emailing or texting – if you don’t have your own mobile phone, ask a parent if they can help you to use theirs

It’s also really fun to get post when you can’t leave the house very often. You could ask a parent to help you to

  • Write a letter to a family member describing what you’ve been doing
  • Draw and send a postcard to a friend
  • Send a photograph or write a story and post this to a grandparent, auntie or uncle

You could also join our safe and moderated YoungSibs chat forum. You can use this to send messages to other siblings – we know that siblings find it really helpful to talk to other siblings as they really understand what life is like for them.

Keep in touch and let us know how you are connecting with your friends and family!

Would you like to help other siblings by sharing your own story? Please get in touch.