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Lock up my dad

Your Question

Can you lock my dad away

Answer

Hi there, thank you for reaching out to Ask Alex.

It’s  very brave of you to contact us as we know, it’s not always easy for young people to talk about things going on at home.  

We are sorry to hear that you would like Childline to lock your dad away. We would be a bit concerned about why you would like this to happen and hope that you are safe. You have a right to be safe and protected from harm. Your feelings are valid, and it’s important to address them.  

We are wondering if you would consider reaching out to a trusted adult to chat to them about why you are feeling like this. Talking to someone non-judgmental can provide clarity and help you through this challenging situation. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or helpline, we think it would be beneficial to ask for assistance. 

You may find some helpful articles on the Childline website to guide your thoughts on what to do:

www.childline.ie/8-things-to-do-when-you-feel-overwhelmed-at-home/ 

www.childline.ie/how-to-manage-family-relationships/ 

Childline is also available for you whenever you need support. You can chat to us through our webchat service, by clicking on the  purple Messenger circle onwww.childline.ie or call us for free at 1800 66 66 66. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We will not judge you and we will explore what options are available to you. 

Take care of yourself, and know that you never have to face anything on you own, we are always here for you,

Alex 

 

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