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My parents argue a lot

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my parents argue a lot and my dad threatens me and gets very aggresive. he sais its my fault.

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Hi there, 

Thank you for getting in touch with what is going on for you at the moment at home. We are so sorry to hear that your parents argue a lot and your dad threatens you and says it’s your fault. It is so important that you know that none of this is your fault, you have the right to feel safe in your own home and with your family. No one ever has the right to threaten you or be aggressive towards you. 

Have you been able to speak to anyone about this? Maybe an extended family member or teacher, neighbour, coach or youth worker? It is important that you reach out to someone as it sounds like there may be times when you do not feel safe with your father and this can have a serious negative impact on your wellbeing. This article may be helpful for you in understanding what is going on with in your home and whether you think it may be abuse www.childline.ie/what-is-abuse/.

Young people have the right to report any concerns of abuse to Social Workers or to the Gardaí. Túlsa is the Child and Family Agency in Ireland. The social workers within Túlsa are there for young people under the age of 18 years, and their job is to make sure children and young people safe at home. You can find your local Túlsa office here www.tusla.ie/get-in-touch/local-area-offices/ if you would like to get in touch with them or get information. 

You are never alone in this. There are people who care about you and want to help. Childline is here for you 24/7. You can talk to someone who will listen and support you without judgment. Whether you need someone to talk to or want to explore your options, Childline is just a call or click away. You deserve to feel safe and loved, and there are people who can help you make that happen. You can phone us for free on 1800 66 66 66 or have a web chat with us through Messenger at Childline.ie, just click the purple chat circle. The team is here 24-hours a day, every day, waiting to support you.
 
Take care of yourself, we hope to hear from you again soon,
Alex

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