Pat's Answer

To Pat / 03 Jan 2020

Topic: Dad loses his anger

Your Question

What do I need to do my dad loses his anger at me when I talk back or don’t do something and gives out a lot and hits me

From Pat / 03 Feb 2020


Welcome to Ask Pat,
You mention in your question that your Dad has hit you and loses his temper with you. It sounds like you’re looking for clarity around what is happening at home and what options are available to you.

Nobody has the right to hurt you physically or emotionally no matter what you do. Abuse is never okay and it is never your fault. You have the right to get help from an adult that you trust to listen and support you. Who might that person be in your life? For some it may be a family member, teacher or sports leader. If you don’t feel like there is a trusted adult in your life that you can talk to, there is always the option of contacting Childline, who are there to listen.

Every young person and child has the right to feel safe at all times in their home. On the Childline website there is section called ‘Abuse’ under ‘Info and Advice’, you might find it useful to see what information is there.

Remember when you talk to Childline, you can talk through your thoughts, feelings and options. Childline do not judge what you say and your chat can stay confidential. You can call us, 24/7 on 1800 66 66 66 or text us every day at 50101, both these services are free. You can also log into the Live Messaging service on this website, and chat to us there. It was so brave of you to contact us about this today.

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