My dad get's really angry at me when I do something wrong...
My dad get’s really angry at me when I do something wrong and he really upset’s me even if I make a little mistake. I don’t know what to do.
Thank you for getting in touch with Ask Alex and sharing what’s going on for you. It sounds like the way your dad is reacting to you is really upsetting for you and it’s completely understandable you would feel upset.
You say this happens when you do something wrong or make a little mistake, it’s important to remember that we all do things wrong or make mistakes from time to time. Sometimes there can be tension or arguments in a family but it’s important to know that nobody has the right to make you feel upset, no matter who they are. It’s also really vital that you feel safe in your home, and if you ever feel unsafe or at risk, it’s crucial that you reach out to someone who can help you.
Have you ever shared with your dad how much it upsets you when he gets angry with you? I don’t know from what you’ve said if this is something that you feel like you could do, or if it’s something you’re comfortable with and that’s absolutely okay. Having a time when everyone is calm and relaxed and open to listening could be helpful. Are there any other family members that you would feel comfortable talking to about how your dad is making you feel? You have the right to get help and support with how you’re feeling and what’s happening with your dad, and sometimes talking about it with someone you trust can help to support you.
You’ve also been really brave to share with us how you’re feeling right now. Please remember we are always here for you at Childline, 24/7, 365 days a year, if you would like to talk to someone about what’s going on. We won’t judge you or give out to you, and it is your space to talk about as much or as little as you want. If you don’t feel like talking over the phone, we also have a chat service (www.childline.ie) where there will always be someone to listen to you.
Thank you so much for contacting Ask Alex with your question, and we would love to hear from you anytime you would like to chat.