Well, I'm 15, and the only thing I can think of is try talking to your school guidance counselor and see if she could help you. Also, depending on where you live or go to school, sometimes people your age can qualify to get what you call a work permit at school. Someone there will tell you more if you want to know about it. Another idea is volunteering around your community and/or going around your neighborhood asking people if they need any help doing anything. Lots of elderly people and just adults in general, especially those who have kids and a busy schedule, LOVE when they can get help and if you succeed and do well, they could pay you more than you think. This time of the year, things like raking leaves, leaf blowing, holiday decorating, housework, help with animals, and even helping with trash or groceries will really make them happy. I know exactly where you're coming from and understand how you feel and what you're going through, sweetie. If you have any other concerns, especially with your mom always working and your dad basically neglecting you, don't feel shy to ask me anymore questions. I'll be someone that is always willing to talk to people like you and give you ANY insight on ANYTHING you might wonder about. And, for your dad, maybe contacting a place such as "Teen Challenge" would really relieve so much stress on all of you and would change sooo much. I have seen how the program works and how dramatic it helps. Your guidance counselor will also be willing to help you out with that, also. Hope to talk to you again sometime.