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Here are the resources we found for family for young people:

How to Resolve an Argument

We can all get into arguments but how can you catch things up if the situation gets a bit tense? Daniel J. Layton joins Childline to offer up his tips on how to end arguments and find a compromise.

Divorce and Separation

Divorce can be a really difficult thing for families to go through. Ellen joins Childline to share her experiences of her parents separating when she was young. Divorce and separation can be stressful for a young person and sometimes it seems like no one understands what you are going through, but there is someone out there to talk to.

Supporting Someone with their Mental Health

It can be really difficult to support a friend or loved one with their mental health. Leena joins Childline to give her advice about supporting someone with a mental health problem. The tips she gives in this video include talking in a private space, not directly asking how someone is, not giving up on your own mental health when caring for someone else with their mental health and encourage them to work on their own terms.

Daddy Issues

This video talks about how having issues with parents, especially fathers, is not a rare thing. Everyone wants to have a strong father to help us through life but the want to have a perfect idealised ‘father’ is unrealistic and can often lead to more disappointment.

I don’t get on with my father

Not getting on with your father is not unusual, but knowing that does not make it less distressing. Listening to this message is the first step of improving things. It will give you information, helpful insight and techniques you can employ to change things, if that is the right thing to do.

My Parents always Argue

It is not your fault if your parents argue and having an understanding of adult relationships will help. There is support for you and this episode of Zumos can help you understand your situation so that you can feel better.

Organisation

YoungSibs

YoungSibs is for children and young people who have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition. YoungSibs is aimed at young people in the UK aged between 6 and 17.

Wolverhampton 360

Wolverhampton 360 is a service aimed at helping young people who may be worried about a parent’s drinking, gambling or drug use; or may have problems of their own. Whatever the reason, experienced staff and volunteers are on hand to help to provide information advice and guidance.

Family and Personal Relationships

This webpage from Headstart Kent covers family and personal relationships. There are a lot of benefits to having great relationships, but what should you do when they veer off track?

Divorce and Separation

Sometimes people who are married or in a relationship decide to split up, separate or divorce. This can happen for many reasons. It is not your fault and you shouldn’t blame yourself. Whatever you are going through, Childline are here for you.

Family Problems

Traditionally the family is a positive and safe environment, but sometimes families face challenges and conflict. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains information on how families can face difficulties, how to cope with family problems and gives tips on where to go to find extra information.

Being Adopted

Adoption is when you are permanently looked after by adults who are legally responsible for you, but aren’t your biological parents. There are lots of reasons someone might be adopted. If you are adopted and having problems, Childline is here to help. On this webpage you will find information about contacting your biological parents, feeling like you don’t fit in and what to do if you’re being bullied.

Blog / personal article

Stress and its impact on family relationships

(Featured resource)People seem more stressed than ever, and never more so than in the family. No matter how the family unit is constructed: traditional, single parent, fostered, they all share similarities in the stresses and strains they encounter. This article examines the issues of stress and family relationships, and suggests ideas to reduce stress in the home.

For the Daughters who Don’t Love their Mothers

Everyone talks about a mother’s unconditional love, but what if it doesn’t exist? Daughters are socially expected to be close to their mothers but are you one of the women or young girls who aren’t close to your mother?

I Love My Mother, But I Don’t Always Like Her

This blog post by Thuy Yau talks about her experience of having a difficult relationship with her mother. She talks about how after she has grown up she has learnt that her and her mother don’t always see eye to eye but she can understand what her mother has been trying to achieve through her brash parenting style.

How to Resolve an Argument

We can all get into arguments but how can you catch things up if the situation gets a bit tense? Daniel J. Layton joins Childline to offer up his tips on how to end arguments and find a compromise.

Divorce and Separation

Divorce can be a really difficult thing for families to go through. Ellen joins Childline to share her experiences of her parents separating when she was young. Divorce and separation can be stressful for a young person and sometimes it seems like no one understands what you are going through, but there is someone out there to talk to.

Supporting Someone with their Mental Health

It can be really difficult to support a friend or loved one with their mental health. Leena joins Childline to give her advice about supporting someone with a mental health problem. The tips she gives in this video include talking in a private space, not directly asking how someone is, not giving up on your own mental health when caring for someone else with their mental health and encourage them to work on their own terms.

I don’t get on with my father

Not getting on with your father is not unusual, but knowing that does not make it less distressing. Listening to this message is the first step of improving things. It will give you information, helpful insight and techniques you can employ to change things, if that is the right thing to do.

My Parents always Argue

It is not your fault if your parents argue and having an understanding of adult relationships will help. There is support for you and this episode of Zumos can help you understand your situation so that you can feel better.

Organisation

YoungSibs

YoungSibs is for children and young people who have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition. YoungSibs is aimed at young people in the UK aged between 6 and 17.

Wolverhampton 360

Wolverhampton 360 is a service aimed at helping young people who may be worried about a parent’s drinking, gambling or drug use; or may have problems of their own. Whatever the reason, experienced staff and volunteers are on hand to help to provide information advice and guidance.

Family and Personal Relationships

This webpage from Headstart Kent covers family and personal relationships. There are a lot of benefits to having great relationships, but what should you do when they veer off track?

Divorce and Separation

Sometimes people who are married or in a relationship decide to split up, separate or divorce. This can happen for many reasons. It is not your fault and you shouldn’t blame yourself. Whatever you are going through, Childline are here for you.

Family Problems

Traditionally the family is a positive and safe environment, but sometimes families face challenges and conflict. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains information on how families can face difficulties, how to cope with family problems and gives tips on where to go to find extra information.

Blog / personal article

Stress and its impact on family relationships

(Featured resource)People seem more stressed than ever, and never more so than in the family. No matter how the family unit is constructed: traditional, single parent, fostered, they all share similarities in the stresses and strains they encounter. This article examines the issues of stress and family relationships, and suggests ideas to reduce stress in the home.

For the Daughters who Don’t Love their Mothers

Everyone talks about a mother’s unconditional love, but what if it doesn’t exist? Daughters are socially expected to be close to their mothers but are you one of the women or young girls who aren’t close to your mother?

I Love My Mother, But I Don’t Always Like Her

This blog post by Thuy Yau talks about her experience of having a difficult relationship with her mother. She talks about how after she has grown up she has learnt that her and her mother don’t always see eye to eye but she can understand what her mother has been trying to achieve through her brash parenting style.

How to Resolve an Argument

We can all get into arguments but how can you catch things up if the situation gets a bit tense? Daniel J. Layton joins Childline to offer up his tips on how to end arguments and find a compromise.

Divorce and Separation

Divorce can be a really difficult thing for families to go through. Ellen joins Childline to share her experiences of her parents separating when she was young. Divorce and separation can be stressful for a young person and sometimes it seems like no one understands what you are going through, but there is someone out there to talk to.

Supporting Someone with their Mental Health

It can be really difficult to support a friend or loved one with their mental health. Leena joins Childline to give her advice about supporting someone with a mental health problem. The tips she gives in this video include talking in a private space, not directly asking how someone is, not giving up on your own mental health when caring for someone else with their mental health and encourage them to work on their own terms.

I don’t get on with my father

Not getting on with your father is not unusual, but knowing that does not make it less distressing. Listening to this message is the first step of improving things. It will give you information, helpful insight and techniques you can employ to change things, if that is the right thing to do.

My Parents always Argue

It is not your fault if your parents argue and having an understanding of adult relationships will help. There is support for you and this episode of Zumos can help you understand your situation so that you can feel better.

Organisation

YoungSibs

YoungSibs is for children and young people who have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition. YoungSibs is aimed at young people in the UK aged between 6 and 17.

Wolverhampton 360

Wolverhampton 360 is a service aimed at helping young people who may be worried about a parent’s drinking, gambling or drug use; or may have problems of their own. Whatever the reason, experienced staff and volunteers are on hand to help to provide information advice and guidance.

Family and Personal Relationships

This webpage from Headstart Kent covers family and personal relationships. There are a lot of benefits to having great relationships, but what should you do when they veer off track?

Divorce and Separation

Sometimes people who are married or in a relationship decide to split up, separate or divorce. This can happen for many reasons. It is not your fault and you shouldn’t blame yourself. Whatever you are going through, Childline are here for you.

Family Problems

Traditionally the family is a positive and safe environment, but sometimes families face challenges and conflict. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains information on how families can face difficulties, how to cope with family problems and gives tips on where to go to find extra information.

Blog / personal article

Stress and its impact on family relationships

(Featured resource)People seem more stressed than ever, and never more so than in the family. No matter how the family unit is constructed: traditional, single parent, fostered, they all share similarities in the stresses and strains they encounter. This article examines the issues of stress and family relationships, and suggests ideas to reduce stress in the home.

For the Daughters who Don’t Love their Mothers

Everyone talks about a mother’s unconditional love, but what if it doesn’t exist? Daughters are socially expected to be close to their mothers but are you one of the women or young girls who aren’t close to your mother?

I Love My Mother, But I Don’t Always Like Her

This blog post by Thuy Yau talks about her experience of having a difficult relationship with her mother. She talks about how after she has grown up she has learnt that her and her mother don’t always see eye to eye but she can understand what her mother has been trying to achieve through her brash parenting style.