The first cause of running away is conditions in the family. One of the reasons is because they come from broken homes where their parents are divorced. They do not get enough love and care from their parents. As a result, they will go and find love and care elsewhere. Some parents have the habit of quarrelling in front of their children. The children feel ashamed of their parents and cannot stand this kind of environment. In the end they run away from home. Some parents are too strict with their children. They always punished, scold and lecture their children. They also put too much pressure on their children especially in their studies. Actually they should encourage and guide them more instead of putting unrealistic goals on their lives. Most teenagers do not like to be restricted and treated like children. They want to have their own freedom. They like to... I think, the main causes why a teen-ager might run away from home are first, trouble at home between the parents and second, a bad bahavior of a teen-ager that is absolutely not accepted in the family.
In some families, the parents are often argueing with each other. That might have different reasons, for instance, alcohol could play a part. If the father drank a lot of alcohol and possibly beat his wife, there would be a really bad situation at home. I think trouble between the parents hurts the children more than the parents themselfs. When a child has become older and has grown up to a teen-ager, he or she might decide not to go on enduring such a terrible situation and might indeed leave home forever.
A second aspect I indicate is the behaviour of a treen-ager. In general, teen-agers change their behaviour during adolescence and start making their own decisions. These decisions do frequently harm themselfs. However, they have to make experiences and perhaps act concerning by wearing broken clothes, colouring their hair or start drinking alcohol, taking drugs and spending many nights in discos or...
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