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Anyone can write in with their problem. I respond to a few letters each week. You can also read my advice to people who have similar problems to you.

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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small. I would be especially interested in hearing more about how Coronavirus might have affected you at home and at school. 

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  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
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Scared to go back to school

hi sam im really scared to go back school, things are going to be really different and i dont cope with change very w...

School Indoctrination

Hi, I live in a very liberal area, and my school acts as if being liberal is the only correct option. They often talk...

Only friend who isn’t rich

Hi Sam. In my friendship circle, everyone has a lot of money. They all have nice houses and all the latest tech, clot...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything you want and I read every single message sent. I can only reply to a few each week and I always do this in public on my page. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but it’s likely there are others just like it that I have answered before. If you want a definite response or need support then talking to a Childline counsellor is the best way to do that.

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Mum

My mum says that I dont apreciate anything and that if I move in with my dad she will disown me and never talk to me ...

Step mum

My mum and dad broke up when I was around 5, they had three children, me, my older sister and my younger sister. My m...

want to live with dad

I am a 14yr girl and I don't know what to do anymore. My parents got divorced when I was about one, but my problems w...

I don't think I can go on

Hi Sam  I'm 16 I currently live with my parents and 3 younger sisters. Over the last few months my parent have began ...

I don't think I can go on

Hi Sam  I'm 16 I currently live with my parents and 3 younger sisters. Over the last few months my parent have began ...

all my fault?

My mum and dad split up a year ago and I feel that it is all my fault and I feel everyone blames me. Also I think the...

Christmas

Hi Sam, I really want some advice. This Christmas will be the first Christmas without my mum and my sister who I was ...

Moving out

I live with my mum on one week and with my dad on one week and vice versa. I don't really like my mum because she was...

parents are getting divorced

hi sam i have a question for you. can you help me please cause my mum and dad are constonaly aruging and they are dra...

Divorce

Hi Sam, I am in desperate need of advice, my mum & step dad have been fighting on & off for a year now but o...

My family

Hi Sam,It was a couple of months ago my parents broke up and my dad moved out it was one of the hardest things ever t...

Mum and dad

Hi ! Thank you for taking the time to read this! So my mum and dad had an argument today and I'm really upset! My mum...

Seperation

My Parents have recently seperated and i have found this really hard. My grades have gone down loads aswell. As we ar...

Moving House

Hi Sam,My parents have been separated for about six years now and we have an arrangement that I have to stay at each ...

Divorced parents

My mum and dad divorced when I was 4, and I'm now 14 so they've been separated for a good 10 years. Anyway when I was...

Family

Hi Sam my mum and dad have split up about three years so and I haven't seen my dad in two years he just said he was g...

Got a job

My parents split up a while back, but havent sorted out the money yet. I live with my disabled mum, and her benefits ...

making my mum upset

well my mum and dad have spilt up and i am in a pickle all the things i been through and thing make me sad i do talk ...

my Dad

hello sam, my parents have split up since i was in year 1 and im in year 7 now i was wondering what rights i have to ...

Parents

My Mum and Dad have been split for 1 year now and it herts more than anything! Though every kid wants their parents t...

I'm really worried

My dad has just broke up with my mum and I'm just speechless  my mum keeps crying and saying its not my fault, every ...