Jaden is approaching his teenaged years, although he does not feel ready to grow up just yet.[n 1] He longs for a fatherly figure to turn to, but has only received the cold shoulder from Cody. Nevertheless, Jaden seeks to be that fatherly figure for his younger half-brothers, and takes this responsibility very seriously. Jaden tries to be a good role model, such as cleaning the bathroom in the apartment, and sees himself as the leader of his brothers, keeping them together and united.
While Jaden is burdened with the task of caring for his half-brothers and struggling to maintain his already-poor grades in school, Jaden hopes to fill his adult years exploring urban areas.
The Day brothers came home with D report cards today... well, except Taylor. Jaden was especially hard hit.
Ever since the boys were thrown together, [Jaden] had been trying to make himself a good role model for his younger siblings. He was patient and calm even when the boys argued. He put himself last as often as he could so his brothers could forge ahead. And he had voluntarily chosen to do the dirty work when no one else was willing to do it. But focusing all his attention and energy onto that has left him with no time to complete his homework, and his grades came back to bite him. Cody might actually be glad to see his kids be taken away by social services (But I'll make sure that doesn't happen, because that will almost certainly result in the boys being separated, and they've come too far together to have to part ways now), but Jaden's not a bad kid. Why can't other people understand?
Being taken away by social services might not in and of itself be the worst thing in the world (At least they can finally get away from Cody), but that will most likely mean that the brothers will be separated. Jaden can't bear to see that happening.