Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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August 2010

Help Your Teens with Anxiety Disorder

by Staff, on anxiety disorder, at risk youth, at risk youth blog, teen anxiety disorder, teen issue, teen troubles, teens with anxiety disorder

Each and every one of us feels anxiety in certain situations, that is how we are, and that is normal it is part of our lives. But in some cases anxiety can go to the next level and get out of control. In most cases anxiety jumps out from the shadows when our mind feels threatened, but teenagers in some cases can take that anxiety to a whole new level.…



August 2010

Dealing with Attachment Disorder

by Staff, on at risk youth, at risk youth blog, attachment disorder, dealing with attachment disorder, teen attachment disorder

Attachment disorder is a very serious issue that can leave many problems for the family and for the child with the disorder, the worst case scenario; it can ruin a person’s future. The name explains most of it, but to put it in words attachment disorder is a person’s problem to connect with others and to manage his emotions alone. Such children always feel unsafe and…



June 2010

Preparing for College

by Staff, on at risk youth, at risk youth blog, best possible college, college preparation, info prepare college, preparing college, Preparing for College, Washington education

Preparing for college is a part of every teenager’s life, while some may have easy time choosing and entering a college there are kids that are having difficulties, especially teens with disabilities. Preparing for college the best way is through high school, thinking in advance and choosing your classes will enhance your chances of attending a good college. But there are plenty of other resources for teens to…



June 2010

Online Resources for Teens

by Staff, on at risk youth, at risk youth blog, online resources, Online Resources for Teens, risk youth, teen online resources, teen resources

Why would a teen need online resources, I know it’s obvious but let’s go through it anyway. Well first of all internet is the fastest way to get information, although that job can prove to be a difficult one sometimes, it sure is faster and it offers more of different subjects than you could get in a library. But that is just the beginning, for teens…



May 2010

Rising Above Addiction

by Staff, on at risk, at risk youth, at risk youth blog, dropping school, drug intervention, drug rehab, finding right treatment, Rising Above Addiction, teen dropping, teen dropping school, teen intervention

There are a great number of people out there that has some form of addiction, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes or even eating. The fastest growing number of drug addicts is seen in teenagers, which is an alarming fact. Even a more alarming fact is that 90% of the teenagers that have a drug addiction won’t admit it to themselves that they have a problem, they are simply unaware of…



April 2010

Bullying In Schools

by Staff, on at risk youth, at risk youth blog, Bullying In Schools, bullying prevention, bullying prevention programs, bullying schools, drop bullying, olweus, olweus bullying prevention, risk youth

Bullying in schools is a very old problem, a problem old as schools themselves. So is that problem ever going to go away? We can only hope so for now, but we can’t just sit and watch it happen while hoping it will solve itself. But like with anything else, to change something and to try and make it better you first need to understand it, in this case…



April 2010

Parent Hotlines

by Staff, on at risk youth, at risk youth blog, crisis hotlines, hotline phone, Parent Hotlines, risk youth, troubled teenagers

Depending on your situation you may or may not have problems with your children, but whatever may be the case you as a parent need to be prepared for the worse. You have two ways to be prepared, one that I will always recommend and one I think is the responsibility of any parent and that is to educate him or her about teen issues and problems that may occur,…



April 2010

Teen Help Resources

by Staff, on 411 resources, at risk youth, at risk youth blog, risk youth, specialty school, teen help, teen issues, teenagers drugs, troubled teenager

We live in a troubling time, the time when out teenagers are in danger more than ever. The statistics are terrifying, when I look at those numbers I get a chill down my spine. Over 50% of all teenagers use drugs and alcohol and teenagers account for over ¼ of all sexually transmitted diseases. If you want numbers here are some frightening numbers, in the next 24 hours 1,439 teenagers…



April 2010

Warning Signs of Struggling Teens

by Staff, on at risk, at risk youth, at risk youth blog, risk youth, Struggling Teens, teen behavior, troubled teen, troubled teenagers, warning sign, Warning Signs, Warning Signs of Struggling Teens

There are plenty of stories that have a sad ending and most of them are followed by comment like, “We didn’t even see it coming.” I hear that a lot, you hear that a lot, but that is not true, maybe they really didn’t see it coming, but that was the parents fault. Every single troubled teenager, every single struggling teenager shows warning signs, and not just one…



April 2010

Specialty Boarding Schools

by Staff, on at risk, at risk youth, at risk youth blog, boarding, boarding schools, Specialty Boarding Schools, teen boarding school, troubled teenager

There are many parents that simply don’t know what to do with their troubled teenagers. Parents seem to cope with teenagers that have learning issues, depression, that used drugs or some that have even been involved with gangs, most parents feel like they’ve hit a brick wall with their teenage children in that situation. Some go for therapy and medication, some try hard, some don’t, but whatever…