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My mam took a picture I didn't want

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Hi Alex, so at the moment I’m on holidays and what happened the other day was my mam took a picture of me that I didn’t want taken and she forced to me to get in the picture! (She did it a few times) Then we went to the playground and I’m nearly 11 and I think I’m getting too big for playgrounds and she forced me to do this thing there that I was struggling to do. She gives out to me whenever I ask when we’re doing something.

Answer

Hi there, 

Welcome to ask Alex, and thanks so much for reaching out and telling us what is going on for you. We know that this can be a hard thing to do. 

It sounds like things are quite tough between you and your mum lately; you have said she forced you to get in a picture you didn’t want and she gives out to you whenever you ask when you’re doing something. It can feel really upsetting when it feels like someone is giving out to you a lot and can be really hard to know how to address this. 

Have you tried to speak to your mum about this? She might not be aware of how upset you are with how she speaks to you. It may also help to speak to a friend or other family member, they can help suggest how to approach this conversation too. 

This is an article about how to reconnect with your mum after an argument, which you may find helpful www.childline.ie/reconnecting-with-your-parents-or-siblings-after-a-fight/.

If you ever want to chat, we are always here to listen at Childline. You are welcome to chat with us through our webchat service by clicking on the purple Messenger circle at www.childline.ie. Alternatively, our free phone service is 1800 66 66 66. These are both anonymous and confidential services, that provide you with a supportive, non-judgmental, friendly listening ear  anytime you need. 

Take care of yourself and reach out to those who can provide the support you need,

Alex 

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