How to love your family

Amara shares how she learnt to love her family

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My family is my everything. My best friends are my siblings. I can’t imagine my life without my family.

My love for my family hasn’t always been this great.

I mean I never understood the importance of family until a year ago.

A year ago I was being bullied by two girls in my community.

They always made fun of me. They called me ugly and shapeless. Once they threw banana peels at me.

This made me really unhappy. I lost confidence in myself. I was always scared to go out.

My elder sister noticed the changes in my behaviour.

She spoke to me about it. I told her about the bullies.

She asked me not to allow people like that make me unhappy.

She reported them to my parents and siblings.

My mum spoke to me about bullying. She said I should learn to speak up when being bullied.

She asked me to never depend on people’s comments for my happiness.

My mother spoke to their parents about it.

My brother asked me to show him the girls. He cautioned them to stay away from me.

Afterwards my brother told me to report anyone who bullies me again to him. I felt secured and loved.

I learnt a few things from that experience. Always report to a trusted person when you are being bullied or facing situations where you don’t feel safe. Don’t let another person’s opinion of you determine the way you see yourself. You can learn about bullying here

Despite how annoying I can be sometimes my family still loves me.

Family has taught me to be caring. To always be the best to myself and others

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d same thing is happen to me and i dont know what to do

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

yes my family are better than but sometimes am feel a lone

March 20, 2022, 8 p.m.

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hve nice frd,

I love everything about my family

March 20, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

my family cares most specially stranger and they feel secure and loved

March 20, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

I dont know what i love about my Family. My mum is based on making strangers happy on the detriment of her childrens happiness. My dad is hardly at home, when he comes to visit he plays with his Phone till he leaves. Just my sisters alone... just together.

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

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Hey Peace! Thanks for the comment. We are so sorry about what you are going through with your parents. We understand your frustration and we know that it must really hurt. Have you tried talking to your parents about how you feel? We believe that talking to them will make a difference as they may not be aware of this. You can speak to professionals who can give good advice to your questions at the Child Advocacy Centre for young people on 08 008 00 80 01. This service is completely confidential - which means they won't share what you say to them with other people. It is free which means you do not need to have credit before calling them. We wish you all the best and we hope this helps

sumtimes i regret why i ws born into dis family of mine

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.