October 12, 2017
“I feel like I’m in an abusive relationship with my 15-year-old son,” says Angie of her son, Rivers.
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Angie and her husband, Hunter, claim their oldest child calls them names, screams obscenities at them, slams doors and is sometimes violent. “’We’re scared to death of him,” says Angie. “We don’t even know what he’s capable of.”
“He’s 6’ 2”, he’s 15, he’s physically bigger than me,” says Hunter. “I have completely lost control of my son.”
Angie says she’s afraid Rivers could hurt one or both of them, “and I think he would and he wouldn’t even be remorseful. It’s like we’re going on this long journey with no road map and we don’t even know where to turn.”
Claiming he’s chronically truant, Angie says Rivers recently stopped attending school altogether. She says he’s been kicked out of four different schools due to his disruptive behaviors, and now sleeps all day, and plays video games all night.