Pat's Answer

To Pat / 14 Jan 2020

Topic: My mum is away

Your Question

When my mum is away it’s only my brothers and my dad and I at home and I feel like my dad lies my brothers more because I’m a girl. I don’t know what to do

From Pat / 14 Feb 2020


Welcome to Ask Pat,

It sounds like when your mum is away from home that you feel lonely and isolated being the only female in your house, as you say that it is your brothers, your dad and you when your mum is away. You say that you feel that your dad likes your brothers more than you and you feel it is because you are a girl.

On our website, we have some useful tips for getting along with your family that you may find helpful. You can find them in the ‘Info and Advice’ section under ‘Home & Families’.

It might also be helpful for you to talk about this further. You can contact Childline on 1800 66 66 66 to talk about what is going on for you. Or you can contact our text service at 50101 or our webchat service, through this website. Childline are here to listen and support and to help you to explore the options that are available to you in your life, to help you in a way that suits you best.

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