was a tormented runaway. All the world was against him and
nobody understood. He had come to the teen center for refuge
and quickly found trouble. His know it all attitude invited
immediate conflict with other teenagers and arguments quickly
followed. Before violence erupted, the teen staff called
for the clubhouse supervisor and together they intervened
and corralled Todd into the office for a “chat”.
His parents hated him, he said, and so did his teachers.
His parents hated all his friends and would not allow him
to hang out with them anymore. Todd was failing English
and History. His teachers had it in for him, he said. His
friends were his only refuge and now his parents had taken
them away, saying that they were a bad influence on Todd.
The issue had caused a heated argument, grounding, restrictions,
and many regrettable words by all parties. Todd had been
sent to his room, but snuck out a few hours later. Now he
was on his own, no money, no job, no place to stay, and
with an attitude that no one wanted to be around. Todd knew
it all, and he was never wrong.
here to see what happened!