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Dad curses at me

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My dad curses at me all the time. I am 11 year old and my dad doensent care whatever i am doing or when i am doing but he screams at me and curses at me all the time and sometime even beat me up badly. 

Answer

Hey there, thanks for reaching out to Ask Alex 

We are really sorry to hear that you’re going through such a difficult time with your dad. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, and we want you to know that you are incredibly brave and that you’re not alone. It’s never  okay for anyone to hurt you physically or emotionally or curse at you. You have the right to be safe and feel respected at home. 

It’s very important to prioritise your safety, so if you ever feel in immediate danger, don’t hesitate to call the Gardaí at  999  or 112. They are there to help in emergencies and to make sure you are living in a safe environment. You also have the right to report this to Túsla, The Child and Family Agency in Ireland. Túsla are responsible for making sure every young person in Ireland has a safe place to live and you have the right to live in a home where you are not afraid and where you feel safe. 

It’s also important to talk to someone you trust about what’s happening – whether it’s a teacher, a friend, or another family member. You don’t have to go through this alone. They can offer support and help you explore your options or help you report this to the right people.  

Many kids face similar challenges at home, and it’s okay to feel upset, scared, or confused about what to do. It’s not your fault. This article may be helpful for you www.childline.ie/how-to-live-with-a-parent-who-has-anger-issues/. 

Remember, you are never alone in this. Childline is here for you 24/7. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66or throughLive Chat at www.Childline.ie. The team is trained to listen, support, and help you in finding the right options. Your well-being matters, and there are people who care about you and want to help. We will not judge you or tell what to do. This is your space to talk freely about what is going on for you, anonymously.  

Take care of yourself, and reach out to those who can provide the support you need, soon,

Alex 

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