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Picture of dad

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a few years ago i was on my mums phone looking for pictures of me and my siblings as baby’s and i scrolled to a pictre of my dad naked on her phone there was like a couple photos of that and im not sure how to feel about that

Answer

Hi there,
 
Thank you for reaching out and sharing your experience. It takes a lot of courage to talk about things that make you uncomfortable, and we’re here to support you through this.
 
Finding those photos on your mum’s phone must have been quite a shock. It’s completely normal to feel confused and unsure about what to do next. When we come across something unexpected, especially something involving our parents, it can be really hard to process.
 
It’s important to remember that you are not alone in feeling this way. Many teenagers experience moments that leave them feeling uneasy or uncertain about their parents’ actions. It’s ok to have mixed emotions and to take your time to figure out how you feel about it.
 
If you’re comfortable, consider talking to a trusted adult or a close friend about what you found. Sometimes, sharing your thoughts and feelings can help you make sense of them. However, if you don’t feel ready to talk to someone you know, you can always reach out to us at Childline. We’re here to support you and help you explore your options.
 
You can contact Childline 24 hours a day, every day. You can call us for free at 1800 66 66 66, or you can message us online by visiting www.Childline.ie and clicking on the purple Messenger circle. We’re here to listen and help you through whatever you’re experiencing.
 
Take care, and remember that it’s ok to ask help and support when you need it.
 
Best wishes,
Alex

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