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Grab The Meic: Mum and Dad Won’t Stop Arguing

Arguing parents can be really hard to deal with and can make you feel really insecure and scared. Here’s our advice for Ben in this week’s Grab the Meic.

Grab the Meic is your opportunity to ask us about anything that’s worrying you. We’re here to listen and give advice. If you want to #grabthemeic then check out this page, but remember this advice is not instant. If you need advice quickly then please contact the helpline.

This article is also available in Welsh – I ddarllen y cynnwys yma yn Gymraeg – clicia yma.

Hi Meic,

I’m so fed up. Mum and dad are constantly arguing. Please help.

Ben (*name changed to protect their identity)

Meic’s Advice

Hi Ben,

Thanks for getting in touch with Grab the Meic. I’m really sorry to hear that your mum and dad keep on arguing. It must be really difficult for you at the moment.  It’s great that you’ve reached out to Meic for help with this matter, well done.

See, speak, hear no evil for GTM Mum and Dad Arguing

You are not alone

It might help you to know that you’re not alone in how you feel. Many children get upset when their parents argue. When parents argue, they don’t always think about the effect it can have on their children. 

Have you thought about writing down how it makes you feel, and sharing this with your parents? This might help them to think about the impact that their arguing has on you. You could also think about talking to a trusted adult, such as a family member or someone in school, about how you’re feeling. 

Getting Advice

There are some sites that can help you with parents that are arguing, with tips about what you can do to help yourself.

Check out Childline’s Family Problems page on their Info and Advice pages. They have specific advice about Family Arguments here.

If you’d like to talk to someone anonymously then you can always contact the Meic helpline. We can work out together how you can make yourself feel better about your situation, and advise you on how to talk to your parents about it if you want to. Check out what happens when you contact Meic.

Take Care

The Meic Team

Call Meic

If you need to talk to someone about anything that’s bothering you, then call Meic to talk to a friendly advisor.

Meic is an information and advocacy helpline for children and young people aged 0-25 in Wales. We are open 8am to midnight, 7 days a week. You can contact us free on the phone (080880 23456), text message (84001) or online chat.