When parents or other family members have problems, it can be really hard on younger kids in the family. Grownups don't always explain what is going on, so you are left to worry and figure it out or fill iln the blanks for yourself. Someetimes you may even imagine it is something far worse than what it really is. Sometimes, you may feel guilty abou tit and not even know why, especially since you have not done anything to make the problem happen. This is normal and it feels really bad. .
Some of the problems that kids have to deal with in their family are:
Alconol or drug abuse
Fighting and arguing
Serious medical problems like cancer
Mental issues like depresisons and anxiety
Separation and Divorce
Family member in jail
Your number one job is TO BE A KID.
Sosme other important things to remember are:
Allof your feelings are okay.
You ar not alone. Millions of kids experience family problems.
It is okay to ask for help.
Things can be better for you.
Aand again, you are not resposible for the drinking, drug taking, divorce, or any of the other family problems we have mentioned.
It is very important that you have a safe adult to talk to. It maly be a parent, grandparent, cousnleor, teacher, coach, neighbor or a pastor.
You deserve to have help just foryourself.
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