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what should i do if my dad almost hit me with his elbow hard


Hey there, you’re very welcome to Ask Alex,
You are wondering what to do because your dad almost hit you with his elbow.
We are really sorry to hear that you’re going through such a tough situation. It’s important to acknowledge your feelings and recognise that it’s not okay for anyone to feel threatened or unsafe, especially at home. We want you to know that your emotions are valid, and it’s okay to reach out for support. 
Firstly, take a moment to breathe and calm yourself. It can be overwhelming, but remember, you’re not alone. Reach out to a friend, teacher, or another trusted adult who can provide a listening ear and emotional support. Sharing your feelings can be a huge first step in understanding your situation better.
Next, consider having an open and honest conversation with your dad about how his actions made you feel. Use “I” statements to express your emotions without placing blame. For example, say, “I felt scared when your elbow came close, and it’s important for us to talk about it.” This may help to build better communication and understanding between you both going forward. You may find this article helpful
If you’re ever in immediate danger or feel threatened, at home or anywhere else, you have the right to call emergency services on 999 or 112. Remember, you have the right to feel safe, and there are people and resources available to support you through difficult times.

If you would like to talk about this some more, anonymously, you can chat to the Childline Team. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Or maybe you would like to chat about something else; and that’s fine too because Childline is here for you, any reason, anytime. Our phone number is 1800 66 66 66 or you can use Live Chat on our website , just click on the Live Chat tab.


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