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Someone is stealing money

Dear Sam, someone in our small family keeps taking money from my mothers wallet!There Is only three children in our family, Me and my two sisters. I would NEVER take money or steal from my parents, but it is making me sad that one of my two older sisters might of! I don't know what to do please help!, Before it gets worse

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Hi there,

When someone has done something wrong and won’t take responsibility it can cause problems. Especially when it also affects the people around us. It might leave you feeling confused and upset about who might be responsible, or what might happen next. But there are things you can do to get help.

It's okay to talk about when something is making you worried and upset. If you feel able to, you could try talking to your sisters. Let them know how the stealing is making you feel, and you want it to stop. If either of your sisters are involved, it’s important they know it's affecting you.

It can feel really difficult finding out that your family have flaws and sometimes do things that are wrong. Nobody is perfect, but it can be difficult realising that even good people can do things that let us down. It can take time to come to terms with this.

It's important to remember that none of this is your fault. If you're worried that your parents think you're involved, it could help to talk to them about this and your worries.

You could also contact a Childline counsellor. This might be a good way to rehearse what you might want to say to your sisters, to your parents or to get more support with how you're feeling.

Take care,

Sam

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