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I can't please my parents

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I can’t satisfy my parents so they call me an idiot


Hey there, thanks for your question.

We want to start by saying that we’re really glad you reached out. It takes a lot of courage to talk about something like this, and it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Feeling like you can’t satisfy your parents can be incredibly tough, especially when it leads to hurtful words like being called an idiot. It’s completely understandable that this would weigh heavily on you, and it’s not fair for anyone to make you feel that way.

First and foremost, please know that you are not defined by anyone else’s expectations or opinions, including those of your parents. You are unique, valuable, and worthy of love and respect just as you are. Sometimes, parents might say hurtful things out of frustration or because they’re struggling with their own issues, but that doesn’t make it okay or true. You may find this article helpful

It’s also important to find someone you trust, to talk to about how you’re feeling. Whether it’s a friend, a teacher, or another trusted adult, having someone to confide in can provide much-needed support and perspective.

And remember, there are services like Childline (freephone 1800 66 66 66 or Live Chat at where you can speak confidentially with someone who cares and who can offer help and guidance without judgment, any time you need it. You’re not alone in this, and there are people who want to help you through it.

Look after yourself, and please reach to someone soon. You deserve to be supported,


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