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    my dad as of late has been getting very verbally abusive to my mom and I.(not when my brother is around) Especially when it comes to my grade. I'm a B average student,,(im in a grade level higher of classes which are also honors) but I brought home 3A's and 3c's and he started to cuss me out and say how no child of his will get anything below a B. And my mom is scared of him because he is so much bigger than us. Though he has limited mobility.
    Like he said "I love you more when you get A's." Which I thought was wrong because I'm pretty sure parents are supposed to love you unconditionally.
    Its not fair either because my older brother never had to do his own school work till he was in his senior year because he was homeschool while I went to public school. Even when he started his stuff I was the one helping him and there is a 6 year difference between us.
    This month alone I have had 3 complete mental breakdowns and four panick attacks. But he doesn't care as long as I bring home at least a B. Now he is threatening to take away my phone and take away my sports along with anyway to be social outside of school.
    Though he shouldn't be judging me because he had to go to summer school.
    What can i do without getting him arrested?

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    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to NRS, were glad you did! It takes courage to reach out and ask for help/advice.

    From what your post said, it sounds like your home life is really getting tough right now. The way your dad is treating you is definitely not okay, and it sounds like you're really trying your best in school. Your deserve to be supported and you don't deserve to be hurt in any way, even if it is verbally. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or resources for your mom when dealing with your dad.

    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time, please don't hesitate to call or chat on our messenger.

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