PSYCHOLOGY

Teen Disappears After A Quarrel With His Father About His Grades, Leaving A Note With The Heartbreaking Message

Date November 7, 2018

Unfortunately, every year thousands of teenagers decide to leave their house, leaving their parents with multiple questions. Of course, raising a teen is not an easy task, as the transition to adulthood is very difficult. Nevertheless, it is important to understand the major reasons and factors that can lead to such situations.

According to the Secure Teen, some of the reasons include child abuse, depression, conflicts with parents and friends, drug abuse, fear of failure etc.

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Thomas Kolding’s story

A 15-years-old school student from the U.S., Thomas Kolding, disappeared six days ago after the argument with parents about grades. All he left is the note with a heartbreaking message. Reportedly, he took some of his savings.

Thomas was last seen at his Mountain Lakes home in New Jersey. But after the quarrel with his dad, he reportedly decided to leave the home.

As reported by the Yahoo! News, the teen’s father, Nicolai Kolding, claims he was just trying to motivate his son to use the potential to the fullest:

The argument about his grades may have been the trigger. I was trying to motivate him and get him to live up to his potential.

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According to the police, the teen left on his bicycle with around US$1000 of his savings and without a mobile phone. They also think Thomas took a train to New York’s Penn Station.

In Thomas’ room, parents found a note with the heartbreaking message: He wrote that he didn’t want to be found,

Desperate parents are asking everybody to spread the word and help in the search of their son.

How to prevent it?

Is it possible to prevent such horrible situations? Here are some recommendations, provided by Kids Health:

  • Try to understand their feelings;
  • Be open, and don’t be afraid to express emotions;
  • Find a good way to calm yourself down at hard situations;
  • Try to come up with a list of possible solutions to the problem.

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Try to have open and trustworthy relations with your kids, and don’t be afraid to have a sincere discussion about all the problems you face. If you have any information about Thomas, please contact police officers and parents.

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