Pat's Answer

To Pat / 15 May 2020

Hit by your parents

Your Question

What do you do if you got hit by your parents?

From Pat / 15 May 2020


It sounds like you would like to know what to do if your parents hit you?

We would understand that you are questioning this and it sounds like this treatment hurts you and that is not okay.

Childline would be concerned if your parents hit you, as no one has a right to hurt you and your parents are there to keep you safe.

You have a right to get help and support and to talk to someone about how you feel.

You have the right to be listened to and heard about what you are experiencing. Sometimes talking about what we are going through with a trusted adult can help us to make decisions.

Remember young people have the right to report any concerns of abuse to Social Workers or to the Gardai.

Don’t forget, you can always contact Childline on 1800 66 66 66 to talk about what is going on for you. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our text service, 50101 and webchat service, through, are available from 10am to 4 am every day.

While we do not tell you what to do here at Childline, we are here to listen and support you and to help you to explore the options that are available to you in your life to help you in a way that suits you.

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