Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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July 2010

Wilderness Programs, A Good Way to Help Your Teen

by Staff, on at risk blog, at risk youth, teen and nature, teen parenting, troubled teens, wilderness program, wilderness programs

Many parents struggle with their teens that don’t know what to do with themselves. You probably had to deal with your teen child a couple of times with his or hers brand new ideas that make your hair stand up straight. Or you had to deal with a teenager that lacks motivation and general interest in anything; these teens need a little push in the right direction. Now…



July 2010

Teen Mental Help, the Warning Signs

by Staff, on at risk blog, at risk youth, mental health issues, mental health problems, teen mental health, teen mental help, Warning Signs

Most parents go into the teen years unprepared and they feel overwhelmed when their teenagers start changing. Other parents prepare for the teen years but still don’t know what hit them. Changes are inevitable, parents know that so they deal with it on some level, but our teen children have no idea what is happening, which makes the situation much harder. [caption id="attachment_756" align=…



July 2010

Teen Insomnia, Sleeping Problems

by Staff, on at risk blog, at risk youth, narcolepsy, sleep deprivation, sleep disorder, sleep problems, teen insomnia

You probably noticed that your kid isn’t getting enough sleep, in most cases that is normal, your kid is just overloaded or likes to stay up at night. In some cases that may be because of a sleep disorder. Although it may sound normal or worrying, it is in fact a bad thing for teens, especially if it happens over a longer period of time. If the sleepless…



July 2010

A New Threat for Boys, the Adonis Complex

by Staff, on adonis complex, at risk blog, at risk youth, self worth, the adonis complex

Over the years our looks have been emphasized and pushed to the limits, it is not enough that we have to deal with teen and child obesity, but we also have to worry if all that pressure coming from the media will make our children the total opposite. We have the right to be worried, after all that is exactly what is happening. From one side we have experts telling…



July 2010

Eating Disorders You Never Heard Of

by Staff, on at risk blog, at risk youth, eating disorder, eating disorders, Eating Disorders You Never Heard Of, types of eating disorder

Every parent is worried about his child, that is how parenting goes, and we are never sure if we are worrying enough as there is always something new we learn about. One of the most common worries of a parent is his child’s eating, is he eating enough, is he eating too much, does he have a disorder, maybe anorexia, obesity, or something else. Parents today are mostly…



July 2010

Abused Teenagers, Things They Go Through

by Staff, on abused teens, at risk blog, at risk youth, physical abuse, sexual abuse, teen abuse, types of abuse

It is a common fact that if we do something too much and too often, no matter how bad it is, people will sooner or later start ignoring it, or as some will say, we got used to it. Well, there are some things we can never, we should never, get used to, like child abuse or abuse in general. There is more to abuse than just physical abuse, hitting…



July 2010

Dealing with Addiction, What Types are there?

by Staff, on addiction types, at risk blog, at risk youth, dealing with addiction, drug addiction, types of addiction

There are a large number of teenagers dealing with addiction today; in fact over 60% of teenagers have some sort of addiction. Don’t get confused, we are not talking only about alcohol, drug or tobacco addiction, there are many more types of addictions. The biggest problem with other types of addiction is not knowing that you have one, it is much harder to notice than with drug addiction.…



July 2010

Teens Dealing With Divorce

by Staff, on at risk blog, at risk youth, dealing with divorce, going through divorce, Teens Dealing With Divorce

You all know how much a divorce of parents can influence a child; you’ve heard stories or experienced it yourself for sure. This is a great change and it can bring a great deal of stress to a child, and since the rate of divorce in the US is so great, half of the marriages end in divorce, there are a lot of stressed teenagers in the Us…



March 2010

Cyber-bullying, New Threat for Teens

by Staff, on at risk, at risk blog, at risk youth, bullies, bullying, Cyber-bullying, Cyberbullying, Cyberbullying prevention, risk youth, teen preteen, teens at risk

We all know that bullying is one of the biggest problems our teenagers go through in school. Well, most of us know, unfortunately some of us are proud parents of children that do the bullying and close a blind eye to that. That needs to stop, because teenagers are getting more sensitive and at the same time bullying is getting harsher. The consequences of bullying are not just children that…



March 2010

Teen Volunteers

by Staff, on at risk blog, at risk teenagers, at risk youth, at risk youth blog, help someone tomorrow, teen help, Teen Volunteers, teenagers volunteering, volunteer in your area, volunteering

There are a rising number of teen volunteers each year and we should be proud of that. It is really nice to see so many teenagers helping out and learning something new.  For all those that are wondering why should they volunteer and for all those that don’t know what they can get from that, aside helping others, here is a short insight into teen volunteers. First of all…