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We have family staying over

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my family are staying over for a few weeks, my brother and my two nephews who are 1 and 4 . my mas obviously stressed but she’s after battering me around the kitchen and i was wondering what i can do about it?

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Hi there, thanks for reaching out to us,
 
You have your brother and 2 nephews staying with you for a few weeks, and your mum is stressed and taking her stress out on you. You are wondering what you can do.
 
Yes, it’s tough when family gatherings get a bit overwhelming. It sounds like you’re going through a challenging time right now, and we want you to know that it’s okay to feel the way you do. Being around a stressed-out ma and energetic nephews can be a lot to handle, especially when it leads to conflict.
 
We’re concerned to hear that you’re being battered around the kitchen. That’s not okay, and it’s important to prioritise your safety and well-being. It might be helpful to have an open and honest conversation with your ma about how her stress is affecting you. Let her know that you’re there to support her, but it’s important to find healthier ways to cope with the challenges of having family over. You may find this article helpful www.childline.ie/how-to-live-with-a-parent-who-has-anger-issues/.
 
Remember, you’re never alone in situations like this. If you ever need someone to talk to or explore your options, the Childline team is here for you 24/7. You can reach out to us at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at www.Childline.ie. We will provide support and guidance to you, help you explore your options and it’s completely confidential!
 
Take care of yourself, and don’t hesitate to reach out for help when you need it. We are here for you,
Alex

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