Is it normal to be scared of your own dad?

I just had a panic attack because i just witnessed my father threatning my mom that he would hurt her. Everytime that he is angry, i just want to leave the house. He has always been like this and im getting more frightened everyday. Im scared that one day he would just snap and hurt us.

Is It Normal?
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  • My first memory of my father was him kicking me around his allotment for not digging potatoes properly, I was 4. He died when I was 15, I wish he'd lived a bit longer so that I could've kicked the sh1t out of him.

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  • Ever thought about talking your mom into leaving him?

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    • my mom and i are too scared to even discuss it.

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      • You should anyways. Talking leads to ideas which leads to finding a solution. You need to talk to her and figure out what’s the best for the both of you.

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  • Its never normal for a child to be afraid of their parents. Your father shouldn't be threatening anyone in your family, and if this really gets out of hand please don't hesitate to call child protection services. This aint right.

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  • Ya'll need to get away from his crazy ass!

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  • Its normal for a lot of people. You have to weigh your options. If you call child services you may regret it. The only thing they will likely do is put you in foster care which is worse in a lot of ways. Then you will blame yourself years later for breaking up the family and wish you'd have stayed. I grew up the same way with my dad he was violent

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    • I honestly dont know what to do.

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      • The best thing to do would be to talk to your dad when hes calm and in a good mood and tell him you're worried he's gonna hit your mom.

        If he hasnt hit your mom or you yet chances are he's not gonna snap and kill everyone. Him snapping would be a face slap probably. Usually things escalate more and more over time. When that happens you'll atleast know he's capable. It sounds like he has no history of putting hands on her.

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