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i'm considering running away to my grandparents.

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  • i'm considering running away to my grandparents.

    In my house, i feel as if my parents only care about grades. I try to do well, and if i do poorly, i get yelled at, and forced to do lots of extra chores. I'm 12 in 8th grade, and feel stressed constantly. My grandparents care very much about me, and will do just about anything for me, and let me do things on my own. I feel more freedom there than at my own house, and i'm considering running away to their house, but i'm scared my parents will be even more upset from that.

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    Hi there,

    Thank you for contacting NRS. It sounds like your parents have been putting a lot of pressure on you to do well in school and it has become quite overwhelming for you. It is really great that you are still trying your best in school even though your parents are not making it easy.

    You mentioned that you feel much better at your grandparents and they sound like a good support for you. Perhaps talking to them about you are feeling will help you brainstorm ideas and maybe they can even talk to your parents with you. Having an adult advocate that your parents trust can help keep the conversation calm and make sure your needs are heard.

    Because you mentioned that school has been contributing to the issues at home, getting more support there as well could help. There could be a lot of different reasons why you are struggling in school, and it is not your fault. Talking to a teacher or a school counselor about the problems you are having will let them know that you need some additional support. They might be able to make a plan with you on how to better help you reach your goals at school.

    We want to be a support for you during this challenging time. Do not hesitate to reach out anytime by phone (800-786-2929) or use our online chat services to talk more in detail about your situation.

    Good luck,
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