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Parent not talking to me

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my parent stopped talking to me. what to do

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Hello there, welcome to Ask Alex!
 
It’s tough when a parent stops talking to you, and we’re really sorry you’re going through this. First of all, know that you’re not alone. Many teens face similar challenges, and it’s ok to feel upset, confused, or hurt by it. Your feelings are valid, and it’s important to give yourself permission to feel them.
 
Try to communicate with your parent calmly and express how their silence is affecting you. Sometimes, they might not even realise the impact of their actions. If it’s safe to do so, consider reaching out to another trusted adult, like a family member, teacher, or school counsellor, for support and advice. This article may be helpful for you www.childline.ie/reconnecting-with-your-parents-or-siblings-after-a-fight/.
 
Remember that you deserve to be treated with respect and kindness, even if things are difficult at home. Take care of yourself by engaging in activities that bring you joy and spending time with friends who uplift you. Here is another article you may find helpful www.childline.ie/5-serious-health-benefits-of-practicing-gratitude-you-may-not-know-about/.
 
And finally, if you ever need someone to talk to, remember that Childline is here for you. You can reach out to us anytime, day or night, for confidential support and guidance. You’re not alone in this, and we’re here to help however we can. Our service is anonymous, confidential and non-judgmental. Our Team of humans are waiting to talk or chat with you whenever you feel ready.
 
Take care of yourself,
Alex

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