Missing 100 Days of School. A True Story. 

by ParentCo. April 22, 2016

When your parents are drug addicts, school is optional. My parents didn’t make me attend, so I chose not to. My parents accepted any excuse for why I didn’t want to go to school on any given day. It didn’t matter if I said I was sick or just wanted to stay home. They spent their days trying to find drugs and didn’t care how I spent my time, as long as I stayed out of their way.
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