Why are my parents always angry at me?

"I'm afraid to go back home", said 13-year-old Karolina,,,

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“My parents would be angry with me and beat me”. The counsellor talked to Karolina about the relationship with her parents, specifically about the physical abuse that often occurred. She had asked her parents not to do that, and had once even told her grandmother about it, but nothing had changed. The counsellor helped Karolina express her feelings, letting her know it was okay and normal to feel upset and angry with her parents. She stated clearly that nobody had the right to beat anyone or to use corporal punishment, even parents, because that is physical abuse. Together, the counsellor and Karolina discussed solutions for stopping the abuse, and Karolina felt better knowing her parents wouldn’t find out that it was she who had reported the abuse.