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Dear Dish-It, My Mom Doesn't Listen to Me

Dear Dish-It, is here to whisper "ttyl after I've thought about this some more".

Dear Dish-It,

My mom is the worst! She pays more attention to my big sis (she's 19) and never any attention to me! She doesn't care if I'm sick, or what grades I get or anything! And whenever I talk to her about this, she just starts yelling and hitting me! Even my dad is scared of her! I wanted to use the kid's help phone, but my mom has a recording device on the telephone! Help me out here...
mumeiz122

Dear mumeiz122,

I'm sorry to hear that things at home are so bad. It's really hard when the one place you're supposed to feel the safest is the place you want to be away from the most. If you're serious about wanting to get help though, there are ways. For instance, have you ever tried talking to your sis about your situation? Maybe if she were to talk to your mom about how you're feeling, it would sink in more. Also, while you may not feel safe calling up a Kid's Help Line from your house, you can always try dialing them up from a payphone or getting in contact with them online. Your mom never has to know about it. An even better idea would be to make an appointment with your school counselor. If your mom is being abusive, and your dad isn't helping you out, you need to turn to someone who will put your best interests first. It isn't healthy to be constantly living in fear of how your mom is going to react to you being around - so take the first step to change things by talking to someone about your probs, ASAP!

So, ya gotta burning question? Need some love directions? Thinking 'bout stuff like depression, sex,how ya feel 'bout YOURSELF (that's called "self-esteem"), boyfriends, girlfriends, losing old friends, bullying or peer pressure, but too scared to ask the parents? Don't be scared to Dish-It here. But 'member, if ya hang out in Chat with other Kidzworld members who know ya by your 'username', ya might wanna use a secret nickname when ya write in. That way no one'll ever know it's you. And, just in case ya don't know, Dish-It gets a lotta letters everyday, and she can't answer 'em all. So keep checking the column because she's probably answering something very similar to your question while you're out doing something else. K? And Thanks! Ya keep her outta trouble. Oh! And if ya've got words of wisdom you wanna share,We'll dish 'em up, too.

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Do You Get Along With Your Parents?

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  • My parents don't get me - we never get along.
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Dear Dish-It In The Forums

donteatcarrots
donteatcarrots posted in Style:
lisp or not, i'm sure you're a nice person. i don't even know if you can get rid of this lisp- maybe practice speaking at home, try different movements with your lips or mouth, i don't know. don't let a lisp make you less confident, that doesn't change anything about you as a person. be yourself and be confident.
reply about 20 hours
Ezma
Ezma posted in Style:
Dear Dish it, Im already a grown teen but I don't think I am that easy to get along whem meeting new friends in school. And I think its because I lose my confidence cause I got some speech defect which called lisp. I often sometimes looks weird when theyre talking to me and It really affects me. What should I do? I have read and tried all the practice and therapy I read in the internet for a year but it doesnt make a change. I hope you help me
reply 1 day
inkdeath
inkdeath posted in Family Issues:
I always remind myself with this quote:This too, shall pass. 
reply 2 days
Cupcakesss123
I think your parents dont want u to be crazy like your friends n your friends arent bad so i guess u should talk to your friends parents over phone or sum n let them meet your parents :D 
reply 2 days
donteatcarrots
you really need to have a proper chat with your parents. you're doing really well in school, and seem to have a good set of friends, and tell them that you should be able to go out, i mean you've done nothing wrong and surely should be allowed a little freedom in return?
reply 2 days