Hello, I got hit over 3 times today for sleeping when I was supposed to be doing homework and my mom came in and started yelling in my face and pushing me and taking me to the wall. Why as 13 should i go thru this i am currently 13 now and don’t know what to do and can’t tell anyone because they wouldn’t think much help me.
HERE’S WHAT TO DO FIRST:
- Thank you for having the courage to reach out! Your safety is the #1 focus for us. Being hit is not ok. We understand you feel you can’t tell anyone but it’s important that you try to take that step. We really encourage you to reach out to 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) to speak to someone about your experience. If making a phone call is too big of a step, there’s a text line you could use to talk to someone also by Texting “HOME” to 741741. Both are available 24/7.
- If reaching out and talking to a stranger is difficult, we recommend that you try to find someone within your life that you do feel comfortable opening up to – even if it’s just a little bit. Having connections with others in your life is super important and can help us feel like we aren’t alone in coping with our struggles and tough times.
- We at TeenCentral want you to know you aren’t alone in this. There’s a lot of support right here on this site. First – we have a post that talks about getting help for abuse. You can check it out here: Getting Help for Abuse On Your Own – TeenCentral
THINGS TO DO LATER:
- If you are struggling with sleeping too much or inability to complete homework. We want you to have some support for that. For example, we have a time management schedule under our TOOLS tab that can help you organize your tasks and stay on track. If you are struggling at all with homework itself, maybe reaching out to someone at school for help is a good idea.
- Even if you aren’t struggling with sleep or homework, going through what you are experiencing can cause a lot of negative feelings about your life and circumstances. It’s really important that you take care of yourself and positively manage any negative thoughts or feelings about your situation. Journaling and using coping skills can be helpful in these areas. Journaling allows for us to get things out on paper and process through what we are feeling. It can also assist in helping us identify new coping skills.
- Surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people is also important. Who are the people in your life that you feel safe and happy around? Try to spend time with these people and hopefully open up to them about your circumstances.