Culture

Your culture greatly impacts the role and expectations that you have in your family. Your culture includes your individual family, your school, your community, your ethnic background, or other influences in your life. For example, you may have a different support system or level of privacy living in a small town versus living in a big city.You might find yourself becoming a young carer if your family moves to a new country. They may rely on you for help with almost everything from banking to contacting service providers and healthcare organizations to making sense of bills and other mail. This can happen when your family has difficulty communicating due to language differences, or does not yet understand the processes of the new country. A lot of responsibility can then fall on you to become their voice and guide. You may feel pulled in different directions because your family may want you to stay close to your heritage and traditions but you might really want to fi t in with your peers and community by forming your own identity.

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Ways to Cope

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