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Parents think of me as a trauma

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How do I get things done when my parents think of me as a trauma and burden?


Hi there, thanks so much for your question!

Firstly, we want to welcome you to Ask Alex. We appreciate your courage in reaching out with such a heartfelt question. It takes immense strength to open up about your feelings, especially when they involve complex family dynamics. Please know that you are not alone in facing these challenges, and there are people who genuinely care about you and want to help.

It’s incredibly tough when you feel misunderstood or labelled as a burden by those closest to you, especially your parents. It’s important to remember that their thoughts of you doesn’t define your worth or value as a person. You are deserving of love, respect, and support, regardless of any difficulties you or your family may be experiencing.

In situations like this, finding support from other trusted adults, friends, or mentors can make a big difference. Sometimes, confiding in a teacher, school counsellor, or another family member can provide a fresh perspective and offer practical advice on how to get through these challenging circumstances. Building a support network outside of your immediate family can help lesson some of the emotional burden you may be carrying.

Additionally, focusing on self-care and setting small, achievable goals for yourself can be empowering. Taking care of your physical and emotional well-being, engaging in activities you enjoy, and celebrating your successes, no matter how small, can help boost your confidence and resilience. You may find this article helpful

Remember, it’s okay to ask help when you need it. Childline is here for you, offering a safe and confidential space to talk about anything that’s on your mind. Whether you need someone to listen, provide guidance, or simply offer a comforting presence, our team is here 24/7 to support you through whatever you’re going through. You are never alone, and there are people who care deeply about your well-being.


Look after yourself, reach out for the support you deserve real soon,


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