At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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Sunday

07

November 2010

How to Set the Rules that Will be Effective on Your Teens

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, rule settings, rules for teens, set the rules, teen rule setting, teen rules

In order to get along with your teen the way you should and to raise him properly you will need certain rules. This is the part where most parents make their mistakes, they either make the rules too strict or too lame or they change them too often or don’t change them at all, and there is a need to change certain rules with certain years. In order…

Saturday

06

November 2010

The Way of Positive Discipline

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, positive discipline, positive teen discipline, teen discipline

Yelling at your kid and repeating one simple thing over and over again has no purpose, it will get you nowhere. This type of “discipline” will not teach your kids anything, except to ignore what you say and turn a deaf ear. The only way to ensure positive discipline that your children will pay attention to is if you know how to talk to your kids, how to…

Thursday

04

November 2010

Helping Your Teen Deal With Stress

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, coping strategies for dealing with stress, dealing with stress, stress management, teaching teen coping strategies, teaching your teens to deal with stress, teen stress management, Teens Dealing With Stress

It can be very easy to perceive a child’s life as carefree without worries, but it is far from being like that, our children can also experience stress and stressful situations on the same levels as we do, but some of them still don’t have a proper defense mechanism. We all know that school and social interaction can be very stressful for teens, especially peer pressure…

Thursday

04

November 2010

A Guide for Parents of Teenagers

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, guide for parents, guide for parents of teens, parents guide, teen parenting guide

There is always some issue between parents and teens, which is just normal. Some parents have an easy time while other struggle to raise their teens. The same goes for teenagers, some consider that they have great parents while other ascots can’t stand theirs. We decided to create a little do’s and don’t guide for parents to handle their teen children and raise them…

Tuesday

02

November 2010

Why Teens Drop Out of School

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, high school dropouts, teen dropouts, teens drop out of school, why teens drop out of school

We often ask ourselves why some teens drop out of school. While some may have obvious reasons, other teens seem like a mystery and we have a hard time figuring out why some of them would drop out.   Not all students are equal, some simply have special needs and school becomes too hard for them. This includes children with emotional issues, behavioral problems, learning disabilities and other teen problems…

Monday

01

November 2010

Teen Cutting โ€“ Teen Issue Still on the Rise

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, dealing with teen cutting, teen cutting, teen cutting behavior, teen cutting issues

Teen cutting is a present issue we are all aware of, but somehow that issue manages to survive with all our efforts. In fact the number of teens that show this type of behavior is still increasing. Teens are cutting themselves with everything from razors to scissors or pens and are inflicting any type of self injury they can think of at the moment. Recent studies have shown that the…

Saturday

30

October 2010

Teen Schizotypal Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, personality disorder, Schizotypal Personality Disorder, teen disorders, teen personality disorder, Teen Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Schizotypal Personality Disorders falls under eccentric types of personality disorders. Teens with Schizotypal Personality Disorder often act strange; also can show very strange thinking patterns and even appearances. One trait common for people with this personality disorder is that they have very odd beliefs and often are superstitious. They have tendencies of distorting reality and have difficulties with forming relationships. Schizotypal Personality Disorder looks like a mild form of schizophrenia,…

Friday

29

October 2010

Teen Schizoid Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, schizoid personality disorder, teen disorders, teen personality disorder, Teen Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder falls under the eccentric personality disorder, just like Paranoid Personality Disorder. Teens with Schizoid personality Disorder are often distant, and indifferent to all kinds of relationships. As such they love to be alone and avoid social gatherings; they can rarely be seen expressing their emotions. Most people think that Schizoid Personality Disorder and Schizophrenia are the same, they do have some similar symptoms, but these are two…

Wednesday

27

October 2010

Teen Paranoid Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, paranoid personality disorder, teen disorders, Teen Paranoid Personality Disorder, teen personality disorder, teen ppd

PPD or Paranoid Personality Disorder falls under the eccentric personality disorder group. Most teens with PPD seem very odd or simply strange; they tend to suffer from constant paranoia, great mistrust and are always suspicious of others even when there is no reason to be. PPD appears in early teen years and usually affects more men than it does women. Paranoid Personality Disorder makes affected teens to always be on…

Wednesday

27

October 2010

Teen Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, obsessive compulsive personality disorder, teen disorders, Teen Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, teen ocd, teen personality disorder

We all have some fears, we all fear anxiety and we all worry. We all have these emotions which are quite normal, we need them to protect ourselves and they are triggered by our self defense mechanism in certain situations. But for normal people this emotions and feelings last shortly, usually until the problem is resolved. On the other hand people with OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder all of…