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What do I do if my parents shout at me?

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What do I do if my parents shout at me 


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You are asking what to do if your parents shout at you. This is very hard for you we are sure, as no one likes to be shouted at; we all want and deserve to be treated with respect. For some of us, it is difficult to remain calm when in a heightened emotional state or stressful situation, and at times people may react by raising their voice. It depends on what is going on for the individual at that time, but no one deserves to be at the receiving end of it and especially if they have done nothing wrong. Have you tried speaking to your parents about their shouting makes you feel? It can be helpful to sit down and have a conversation about these issues with your parents when not in a heated moment, when everyone is relaxed. If you feel you cannot speak to your parents about it, then maybe you have another trusted adult like an aunt/uncle, grandparent, friend, teacher or neighbour who may be able to help. They might be able to get your parents to listen to how you feel about things and work out a better means of communication.  

If you feel you are not yet ready to speak with an adult in your life, then please remember that Childline is here for you. You can reach out to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our services are free and confidential. You can talk to us by phone 1800 66 66 66 or chat to us one-to-one on our webchat on  or by text on  50101. We will not judge anything you say to us or tell you what to do. We will look at what options may be available to you, with you. It is important to remember you have a right to be listened to. 

We hope that this information may be of some use to you. Again, we would like to thank you for reaching out to Ask Alex with your question and we are here to answer other questions or listen about things you would like to discuss in the future. 

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