You 'kids' are strong, strong people. I'm not just referring to those of you who are 17 now, but those who left or simply woke up from the WT garbage at such a young age and are now adults.
From what I've seen here over the last 2+ years, it seems to me like jw's treat their children like they are foster kids. Some foster kids (& some adopted kids) I knew throughout school were kicked out or left home around the ages of 16-17, and were put into Independent Living programs by the age of 18. Their parents wanted nothing to do with them afterwards.
The fact that anyone would bear a burden on their own children to "serve jehovah or get out" makes me sick. They don't tell you this dirty little secret when they convert you.