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Raising children is one of life's greatest gifts.
It is also one of life's greatest challenges.
There may be times when you get very angry with your child for something he or she did, and this can happen to even the most mild-tempered persons.
Do you recognise the abusive behaviour in yourself?
  • Have you lost your cool and shouted at or hit, your child?
  • Were there occasions when you couldn't stop your anger?
  • Have you ever felt emotionally disconnected from your child?
  • Have you felt that you could not meet the everyday needs of your child and you didn't care?
Painful as it may be, do you see yourself in some of the descriptions of behavioural and emotional signs of abusers?
How do you know when you’ve crossed the line?
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Recognising that you have a problem is the first step to getting help.
If you are in such a situation, there are some measures you may wish to take, for example:
Do you recognise the abusive behaviour in yourself?
  • Learning about child abuse and what kinds of behaviour can amount to abuse
  • Learning to have realistic expectations of what children are like and what they can handle at different ages
  • Enrolling yourself in parenting skills and family wellness classes
  • Learning appropriate discipline techniques
  • Learning how to manage your emotions
  • Taking care of your own well-being by getting sufficient sleep, rest and support from your family and friends
  • Or, you may want to seek help, therapy, counselling or other interventions
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Recognising that you have a problem is the first step to getting help.
If you are in such a situation, there are some measures you may wish to take, for example:
Parenting, childcare, and child abuse counselling contact:
Lembaga Penduduk dan Pembangunan Keluarga Negara – LPPKN
(The National Population and Family Development Board)
Bangunan LPPKN, 12B, Jalan Raja Laut. P. O. Box 10416, 50712 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2693 7555 Fax: 603-2693 7250
E-mail: penduduk@lppkn.gov.my
URL: www.lppkn.gov.my OR the LPPKN office in your city.