Salam alaikum. Now I know this topic might sound sour.
But I have come across a sample of a bad family issue here : http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100326035712AAOf2eK
I just want to know what is the islamic way to deal with such issues if you were in that girl/boy's shoes...in your opinion?
Users in that community suggested finding a house and keeping in touch to the minimum with the parent and maybe others expressed their personal views that they'd rather stay far forever from the parent...well?
I know Islam emphasizes on respecting parents especially our mothers. But the link I referred to you all represents exceptional circumstances. Keep in mind there's a lot of emotional, financial and child abuse going on among many families on this planet and some kids sadly grow up doomed.