How to love your family

Amara shares how she learnt to love her family

How to love your family

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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