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Dad slapped me in front of my friends

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My dad is traditional. I wore makeup to school today and he saw me with makeup on, he slapped me infront of my friend then again 4 times at home im scared i dont know what to do. 


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We’re really sorry to hear that you’re going through such a challenging and distressing situation. It must be really tough for you. It’s completely understandable that you’re feeling scared after experiencing such a hurtful incident. Know that it is not okay for someone to hit you.
Have you tried talking to your Dad and explaining to him how you are feeling? If you are scared, please reach out for support at the number below. If you feel you are in immediate danger, phone 999 or 112 for the emergency services. You may find this article helpful
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