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My parents want me to concentrate on school instead of joining football

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Hey Alex, so my parents are always forcing me to do my 11+ work and never let me join football tournaments. I cry in my room for having a horrible life, but my parents don’t even know or care. What should I do? 


Hi, welcome to Ask Alex. Thank you for reaching out to us.
You say that your parents are forcing you to do your 11+ work and never letting you join football tournaments. You also mention that you cry in your room because you have a horrible life, but you feel your parents don’t know or care. You’re wondering what you should do.
It sounds like you’re going through a tough time, and we’re sorry that you feel your parents don’t care. Do you think you could speak to your parents about how you’re feeling? Sometimes it can be hard to express our feelings by talking, so you could also try writing your thoughts and feelings down if you find that easier.
Alternatively, do you think you have another trusted adult that you could speak to about how you are? This adult could be another family member, teacher, youth worker, or neighbour. It can really help to share our thoughts.
You can also reach out to us here at Childline. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you can contact us on either phone 1800 66 66 66 or Live Chat at (just click the orange Live chat tab). We’d love to hear more about what’s going on for you. You can chat about your home situation, or you can chat about anything else. The choice is yours. We’re not here to judge you and we offer you a safe space to chat.
Take care of yourself, and please remember that you’re not alone,

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