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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.
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.
Sally’s Story: Dealing with Bullying and Family Issues
Sally was bullied at school, had problems at home and her dad was an alcoholic. She called Childline for help and this is her story.
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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.
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 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.
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Advice for Children of Alcoholic Parents
This is a free to access resource available on the national association for children of alcoholics website. it is in the form of an information sheet, and gives advice to children who have parents who have problems with alcohol. The information sheet gives advice under 4 main titles, these include, things to remember, ways to feel better, ways to stay safe and coping with the death of a parent.
Parents in Prison
Having a parent or carer in prison can be tough and it can often feel difficult for both you and your family. Whatever you are going through, remember there is always information out there to help. On this page you will find information about stress on the family caused by a parent in prison, talking about it, making different choices, and what to do if you want them to stay in prison.
Parents and Alcohol
Lots of parents drink alcohol which can be fine in sensible amounts but drinking too much can cause lots of problems. It can affect your life if a parent or someone close to you is drinking too much but Childline can help. On this page you will find information and advice on what a drinking problem is, what you can do, what happens if you tell someone and the effects of drinking.
Stepfamilies and Second Families
A stepfamily is where two families come together, whether they live in the same house or not. When two families combined as second families, everyone needs to adjust. This webpage contains information and advice on stepfamilies and second families. On this page you will find information on things you might worry about, feeling different and support if your family setup changes.
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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.