To Pat / 06 Feb 2020
Topic: Try to make my parent happy
I hate my parent I try to make them happy all the time but all they do is say that I’m useless I have no meaning in life whenever I actually do something good they don’t even say hello when I get one question wrong in tests they say I’m a disappointment
From Pat / 24 Feb 2020
Welcome to Ask Pat,
It sounds like you are trying to please your parents and that they only recognise you in a negative way. We would understand that you are questioning this and it sounds like this treatment hurts you and that is not okay. You have the right to feel safe in your home. You have the right to be protected from harm both physically and emotionally, and you would have the right to get support to help you.
On our website, we have some useful tips for getting along with your family that you may find helpful. You can find them in the ‘Info and Advice’ section under ‘Home & Families’.
You do have the right to tell someone and to be listened to, and to get support for what you are going through from a trusted adult, for some it may be a family member, for others a teacher or sports leaders.
Do not forget that you can contact Childline on 1800 66 66 66 to talk about what is going on for you. Or you can contact our text service at 50101 or our webchat service, through this website. Childline are here to listen and support and to help you to explore the options that are available to you in your life, to help you in a way that suits you best.