Stress

Being a young carer can add extra stress to what is already a really stressful time of life. Family members might lean on you for support, which can feel like a lot of pressure. You may also put pressure on yourself to meet the demands of school, friends, clubs, work, and family responsibilities. It can be tempting to get caught up in trying to find solutions, even when there may not be clear problems that can be solved.Dealing with emotions, like guilt, can stress you out. You might not think you’re doing enough or feel bad when you take time to focus on yourself or have good things in your life that your other family members don’t. Just like with emotions, feeling stressed at times is normal and what matters is how you deal with it.

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