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How do i get my family to treat me like my age?

Im 16... 11th grade in HS. I get good grades. I NEVER misbehave at school. I'm quiet & a shy one at school... But at home, i get told what to do, i get yelled at, i get told what to do or how to act! Im forced to babysit kids, 5&more at a time because they refuse to close their legs. They can't even support the kids! Thats why i live with my grandmother but she acts as though im a person she works with. Go do this, you HAVE to watch the kids, you hhave no other choice. Yadada. & i get nothing. Okay $25 for like 6 hours. Thats bs. Family knows i smoke,& is sexualy active. But they get mad about it... What can i do? I just want to run away. I feel like im in hell with my family.

Asked By: - 7/25/2012
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Miss Vanessa, very sorry for the rather dreadful life you apparently are struggling with. Very dreadful. So, you present you case to a rather global audience for input? Are you prepared for any sort of comments or opinions? Yes? Fair warning, I tend to be long because I give these answers a lot of thought. They are not... More
Answered By: Ramon C - 7/25/2012
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Well Vanessa, you need to get a job, so you don't have to be around babysitting, also that will teach you that money costs time to make, and that running away will just ruin your life. You get good grades, keep it up, go to college, and better yourself. But if you run and likely quit school, you regret it forever. Just... More
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Answered By: Ben - 7/25/2012
 
go out more with your friends n try to do sports a bit
Answered By: Zeinab - 7/25/2012
 
You are 16, not 18 or 21. When you move out, do what you want. Till then, their house, their rules. Practice safe sex, don't continue smoking cause it will lead to more issues later on. Focus on school and getting your life right for your adult years which is all your parents want. You will always be their baby. Quit... More
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Answered By: Mike Parson - 7/25/2012
 
first stop smoking and having sex, second you are not in hell lol, your going to be told what to do your whole life and what your going through on the grand scale is nothing, you have a roof over your head paid for by others, you have food to eat paid for by others, as is probably your shoes and clothes and school... More
Answered By: MR MOM USMC RETIRED - 7/25/2012
 
No you should confront them and make them stop treating you like trash. If they dont move in with your grandma or a friend.
Answered By: Chris - 7/25/2012
 
It helps to focus on what you can control and not stress about what you have no control over. Think about the choices you have and make the healthiest choices for your best welfare. Please take care and remember that you can call the Boys Town National Hotline 24 hours a day at the number below, free of charge. We are... More
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Answered By: Boys Town Counselor - 7/25/2012
 
its true what everyone says, but i suggest wait until you win the lottery, then you can whatever your want, but the chances are slim, maybe get with friends and move out, don't trust a guy unless your truly like him or you will end up back to square one
Answered By: TheAnswer - 7/26/2012
 
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