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It hurts when my parents call me names

Your Question

My parents keep calling me dumb and it hurts me


Hey there, thank you for your question.
We’re really sorry to hear that you’re going through this. It’s incredibly tough when the people who are supposed to support and encourage you, like your parents, instead make you feel bad about yourself. Feeling hurt by their words is completely understandable, and you’re not alone in experiencing this kind of pain. 
Please know that you are not defined by what others say about you, especially if those words are hurtful and untrue. You are intelligent, capable, and deserve respect and kindness. Sometimes, parents might say hurtful things out of frustration or because they’re dealing with their own issues, but that doesn’t excuse their behaviour or make it okay. It’s important to find ways to cope with these feelings and remember your own worth.
If you ever need someone to talk to or just need a listening ear, there are always people here to support you. Childline is a great resource where you can reach out for confidential support, no matter the time or reason. We do not judge, and we can explore your options with you. Our free-phone number is 1800 66 66 66 or you can use Live Chat on our website
You deserve to be treated with kindness and respect, and there are people who want to help you through this. Look after yourself, and know we are here for you 24/7,

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