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    Re: 13. Want to run away. Dont know what to do. Heres what happened today...

    Hey there,
    Thanks for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. We are so sorry to hear that life at home has been rough for you. It sounds like you are under a lot of stress and you are very brave to reach out to us for help.

    You mentioned that your mom smacked you in the head and called you a liar after you tried to explain your behavior at the hair salon. You also said that she would yell at you more if she noticed you crying. It is never okay for an adult to hit or emotionally abuse a child, and you did not deserve that. You have the right to feel safe in your own home. Have you told anyone what is going on? This might be someone like a trusted teacher, guidance counselor, or even the parent of a friend. If you give us a call, we can explore other options with you. You may also consider some ways to limit contact with your mother, such as extracurricular activities or engaging in a hobby.

    Due to your age, running away is considered a status offense. This means it is something you cannot do because you are legally a minor. You said that you would like to live with your grandparents who live down south. Have you spoken to them about the situation? Do you know what living with them would be like? It can be very scary to move to a new environment. They also may have to take some steps to ensure that you could be enrolled in school and to support you.

    We hope you will consider giving us a call here at the National Runaway Safeline so that we can talk a little more in-depth about your situation and come up with a solution together. We are available 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929).

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  • 13. Want to run away. Dont know what to do. Heres what happened today...

    Im 13 years old ans live with my 30 something year old mom. I dont feet comfortable around her. So today... I was at the hair salon. At this time she was at home finishing homework. I was getting my braids done which with braids sometime you have to move your head a certain direction to help them braid. While the lady was doing my hair I accidentally jerked my head like I always do when sitting straight up which caused her to get mad. Anyways some hours later my mom came and I faked rolled my eyes at her like she always does to me. Im pretty sure she took it serious cause she looked mad. After my hair was done and we left one of the workers of the salon started taking to my mom saying how I was jerking when the lady was doing my hair and how I was having an "attitude" because I didnt smile a lot. While walking to the car she said "I knew you had an attitude just by the way you were rolling your eyes at me!" I told her I was joking then she screamed "joke nothing, you were rolling your eyes at me forreal" And then she started yelling at me because of how the lady was doing my hair and I was moving another side because I was sleeping. I literally told her I was sleeping and when I sleep like that my head moves a lot. She said I was lying and smacked my head. She even threatened that she would move me out her house. I broke into tears silently in the back seat cause I know if I cry and she noticed the more she would yell at me. Please help. I wanna move with my grandparents who I love dearly but Im in VA and there in the south. I dont know where to escape and who to go to.
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