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My parent hits me

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my dad hits me

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Hello there, thanks so much for your question!

First of all, we want to say that we’re really sorry you’re going through this. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, and you’ve already taken a big step by sharing what’s happening with us. It’s not easy to talk about, but you’re not alone in this.
 
Feeling scared or hurt because of someone you love, like your dad, is incredibly tough. No one deserves to be hit that way, especially by a parent who should be there to protect and care for you. You deserve to feel safe and respected in your own home. This article may be helpful to you www.childline.ie/what-is-abuse/.
 
If you’re ever feeling unsafe at home, it’s important to reach out for help immediately. You can contact the emergency services at 999 or 112. Your safety is the most important thing, and there are people who are ready to help you.
 
Have you thought about telling an adult you trust about what your dad is doing? This could be a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or a teacher. It is the responsibility of the adults in your life, to make sure that you are living in a safe environment.
 
You are never alone. The Childline team is here for you, to support you and explore your options with you. We’re available 24 hours a day, every day, at 1800 66 66 66, or you can reach out to us through Messenger at www.Childline.ie; just click on the purple chat icon, and we’ll be there to listen and help however we can.
 
Remember, you deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. Don’t hesitate to reach out for support whenever you need it.
 
Take care of yourself, and know that your dad, or anybody else, does not have the right to hit you,
Alex

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