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My Mom Likes Me, Except…

By June 5, 2023June 6th, 2023No Comments

My mom does like me, exept she hits me sometimes. She calls me a bitch in our native language and says that my sister and my other friends are all better than me. Today, she hit me in the back of the head beacuse i was searching up a word definition. my dad oftendoes the same too. She thought i was on discord because of the dark colored screen, but i told her i was trying to search up a word definition. She didn’t believe me and called me a liar. I do deserve to get hit sometimes and i have thought about suicide too

Things To Do First

  • First, I would like to thank you for having the courage to share your story with TeenCentral community. Be proud of yourself for reaching out for help.
  • It can be very difficult living in a situation where you are feeling the way you described. Please know it is never ok to be hit or verbally abused. It seems like you have a mother that can be really good to you at times. Have you had conversations with her about how you feel when she gets mad? Having a conversation with your mother about how you are feeling could be a starting point. You might be surprised how well it could go. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that, have you reached out to another adult in your life you trust, like a family member, church or school counselor? If not, that would be a great place to be able to express yourself and find support outside of your relationship with your mother.
  • If you are feeling unsafe, or you feel so sad that you have no one you can turn to please reach out to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They are available 24 hours a day, you can contact them by calling 1-800-273-8255 or If you would rather text someone you can contact the crisis help line by texting “HOME” to 741-741. There is always someone just a text away. You don’t have to live this way.

Here are some safe places to turn for help:

  • Your guidance counselors are still there! Reach out to your school- via email or Zoom in order to contact them. At some schools, you can even make an in-person appointment to talk directly with them face to face. Just because we don’t see them every day, doesn’t mean they have disappeared.
  • Check in with your teachers. You may only see them during class or virtually but they are still a resource that can connect you to the help you may need. It’s one of the people you have (some sort of) contact with almost every day.
  • Contact the Child Help USA National Hotline. This is a resource that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 170 different languages. If you are suffering from child abuse, this hotline can help. Simply call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or visit them online at org.
  • Every state in the US has their own reporting system for child abuse as well. With one quick Google search you can find a resource to report what is happening to you. Type into google, “Report Child Abuse {Enter your state here}”.