Topic: This is good advice
Every holiday we send this message. If things get out of control in your home find a place to stay. You should have this figured out before the holiday starts. If you have to leave your house make sure that you placed a note where you are staying where your parents can see it - pinned to your pillow or on the frig door. If you are afraid to tell your parents where you are because they might cause problems say, "Am with a friend in a safe house or I am staying with one of our relatives." If you have no place to stay perhaps it is time to talk to a school counselor, an organization such as AA, Ala-teen, or a social worker. And be good to yourself. Any place you can go bowling? Any family you can join for activities? Still feel alone? Get involved with a church or synagogue youth group. A basketball group, a music group - figure out what you like best. Do it.