It is normal to feel lonely sometimes over the summer holidays, or to feel sad or down. Sometimes it can be difficult when you suddenly have a different routine, and it can take some time to get used to it. You might miss seeing your friends every day at school or you might miss some of your after-school activities, which can sometimes close during the holidays.
If you are feeling lonely or would like someone to talk to, you can contact ChildLine anytime. You could also try speaking to a friend that you trust, as there is a good chance that they might be feeling similarly.
You can read more about feeling lonely in our Explore section, or you could read what other young people are saying on the loneliness message board. The most important thing if you are feeling alone or down is not to keep it all to yourself.
Not getting along
It can also be difficult if you don't get along very well with your family and because you are home more during the holidays, you might find you argue more.
It's normal for families not to get along with each other sometimes. Every family has problems from time to time, even if they are usually happy and don't often argue. If you are worried about your family arguing you could talk to your parents or carers about how you feel. They might not realise that you are worried about it.