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    I need to leave because she is putting too much stress on me for being a 14 year old. I've asked her if I can go to my best friends house but she said no and I said I need to get out of here and she said if i leave I'm going to call the cops .

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    Re: My mom won't let me leave

    Thank you for posting in our bulletins.
    We are sorry to hear that things have gotten so stressful for you at home that you feel like you need to leave. It sounds like you have tried talking to your mom about leaving before but she just threatens to call the police on you.
    Well we do want you to know that if you do leave home without your mother’s permission that she does have the right to call the police. She can call and report you as a runaway. We are not legal experts but generally speaking a person is not considered an adult until they are 18. This means that their guardians are legally responsible for them. So the parent is required by law to provide for the youth (food, shelter, school, etc.) If they fail to do so then they can face legal consequences. This also means that the youth cannot live anywhere else without parents’ consent. There are exceptions to this rule but those include getting the court involved such as emancipation or CPS removing the parent’s rights.
    If you would like to talk about these things further you can give us a call and one of our trained liners would be happy to assist you.1-800-RUNAWAY
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
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    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

    Tell us what you think about your experience!


    • #3
      My mom won’t let me leave the house she said if I do she’s calling the cops. She’s put a tracker on me and she goes through all my personal stuff. She pretty much makes me sit in my room all day by myself. The only thing I’m aloud to do is go see my cousin that’s in the hospital. Otherwise if I’m at my dads I can actually do stuff but she still yells at me for doing to stuff over there. I’m not aloud to go to the neighborhood park or anything without getting yelled at. She won’t let me be friends with people unless she meets the person and their parents so I have to hide pretty much all my friends. I absolutely hate it here.


      • ccsmod3
        ccsmod3 commented
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        Hi there,

        Thanks for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline and sharing a little bit about what is going. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and especially in a time where you have a really tough and complex situation. Also another way you can seek help is reaching out to a friend, teacher, or counselor at school that can help you look for resources. Your mental health is important.

        It can be difficult to know how to talk to your parents and express your feelings about how you are feeling. At NRS, we do offer a service call conference calling, where you can call into our hotline and then we would reach out to your guardian and help advocate for you, help you express the needs you have to your parents.

        We are here for you and will support you in anyway that we can. Please feel free to call into us directly as we can talk further about your situation and find resources that are best for you in your area. Stay strong and you are not alone in this! Our hotline ( 1-800-RUNAWAY) and chat are open 24/7.

    • #4
      im dealing with the same issue


      • ccsmod7
        ccsmod7 commented
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        Thank you for your response to another user’s post. Often forums are a place of support and understanding for many youth. It often may be validating and helpful for users to read similar situations as well as exchange feedback to one another. For anyone experiencing any difficulties or challenges, the National Runaway Safeline encourages youth to reach out to our 24/7 crisis support line either by phone or chat for immediate services.

        Thank you,


    • #5
      Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
      I need to leave because she is putting too much stress on me for being a 14 year old. I've asked her if I can go to my best friends house but she said no and I said I need to get out of here and she said if i leave I'm going to call the cops .
      i can relate so much, i’m 13 and my mom won’t let me leave to my cousins or my friends house and if i do she will call the cops to


      • #6
        I'm 14 and my mom and dad have split and my mom won't let me go to my dad. I'm pretty much held hostage


        • ccsmod1
          ccsmod1 commented
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          Hi there,

          Thank you for reaching out to NRS! We know that it takes a lot of courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on at home. Parents splitting up is never easy, and we’re so sorry that you’ve had to experience that - in addition to not being allowed to see your dad.

          We want you to know that we’re here to support you through this challenging time. Since NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email/forum, we can best help by phone or chat. If you’d like to talk in more detail and learn more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon. 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. Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).

          If you are ever at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. If you ever need a safe place to go, you can visit The National Safeplace website (

          We hope to hear from you soon.

          Be safe,
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