Pat's Answer

To Pat / 01 Apr 2019

Topic: Parents shouting at each other

Your Question

Hi, my mum and dad are shouting lots at each other again. I don’t know what to do. I’m really scared. When I asked them to stop, my dad pushed my mum and she hit her head off the wall. What can I do?

From Pat / 01 Apr 2019


Hi there

It must have been scary for you to hear and see that going on. You have the right to be safe in your home. It sounds like you are not feeling safe there just now. Do you have an adult you trust that you can talk to? A trusted adult may be a relative, an adult friend, an adult in your school, a sports coach, someone who you feel comfortable and safe talking to.

You have the right to tell and be listened to, and to get support for what you are going through.

Remember, Childline is always here to listen to you and support you. You can contact Childline by calling 1800 66 66 66 (24 hrs), chatting online at (10am – 4am every day), or texting to 50101 (10am – 4am every day).

Take care


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