Pat's Answer

To Pat / 16 Feb 2020

Topic: Are parents allowed hit there son

Your Question

Are parents allowed to hit there 15 year old Son

From Pat / 19 Feb 2020


Welcome to Ask Pat,

You appear to be wondering that if parents are allowed to hit their son aged 15 years. It sounds like you’re looking for clarity around this matter.
No one has the right to physically hurt anyone else by hitting them. An adult hitting a young person is never okay and it is never a young person’s fault.

Young people would have the right to get help from an adult that they feel safe with. Sometimes it can be helpful to talk to a trusted adult such as a family member, teacher, doctor or a school guidance counsellor. If you don’t feel like there is someone in your life that you can talk to, Childline is always here.

You can talk through your thoughts, feelings and options with Childline. Childline is here 24/7 to listen to you. You can call us on 1800 66 66 66 or chat via our webchat or text service on 50101, phone calls and texts are free. Here at Childline, we do not judge what you say and your chat can stay confidential.

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