What can I do?

It’s normal to disagree with your family sometimes. But if it’s happening all the time, there are things you can do to help. Here are top tips for coping with family problems.

Stay calm

  • Try and talk to your family calmly – be it your mum, dad, sister, brother, or other family member who you’re not getting on with. If you listen to what they have to say, they are more likely to listen to you too.


  • When you argue with your family, try to stop and talk about the problem, negotiate and try to reach a compromise rather than arguing.

Connect with your family

  • Try to connect with your family, tell them something about your day, or ask them how their day was. This will start to rebuild your relationship and will make it easier to get on.

Talk to someone else

  • Share your problems with someone outside of the family.

More ways to stay strong

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me.”

– Walt Disney