At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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Saturday

15

May 2010

Teen Gang Awareness

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk, at risk youth, gang awareness, gang issues, risk youth, Teen Gang Awareness, teen gangs, teen issues, troubled teenagers

There are dozen of reasons why teenagers join gangs; most of those reasons are exactly the same as why some teenagers join boy scouts or similar social groups. That may include everything from searching for structure and love, need for recognition, place of acceptance to tradition, safety and protection. There are other risk factors involved with teens joining a gang. Racism is one, when people are treated different they will…

Wednesday

05

May 2010

Saturday

17

April 2010

Warning Signs of Struggling Teens

by At-Risk.org 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…

Monday

12

April 2010

Specialty Boarding Schools

by At-Risk.org 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…

Saturday

10

April 2010

Teen Drug Rehab

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse problem, at risk, at risk youth, drug abuse, drug abuse problem, drug rehab, rehab clinic, rehab teen, Teen Drug Rehab, teen drug rehab clinic, youth blog

Once you figure out that your child has a problem you as a parent are the most responsible person for his recovery, Yes your child will see a professional therapist, your child will get help from friends and school, but the most important kind of help and support is the one a teenager is getting from his family. This is the number one reason why you need to educate yourself…

Wednesday

07

April 2010

Communicating With Your Teen Child, a Long Forgotten Art

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk, at risk youth, at risk youth blog, communicating teen, Communicating with teens, Communicating With Your Teen Child, risk youth, talk to your teen, teen behavior, teen issues, teenage problems

Many teen problems start in their own home, unfortunately many parents won't admit that, so they blame it on the school, teachers, friends, but in the end parents need to take most of the responsibility. The reason why that is a fact is because parents have forgotten how to communicate with their children. As our kids are now part of the internet generation we were once a part of the…

Tuesday

06

April 2010

Teen Job Hunting and Money Management

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk, at risk youth, at risk youth blog, Kids and money, manage money, Money Management, part time job, summer job, teen job, Teen Job Hunting

Many parents think about the right time for their children to start earning for themselves, to get a feel for their own money and how difficult and important it is to know the importance of money. It really is a difficult question to answer, but most common age would be high school, once your child is in high school it can handle a summer job. Finding a summer job is…

Tuesday

30

March 2010

Cyber-bullying, New Threat for Teens

by At-Risk.org 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…

Tuesday

23

March 2010

Teenage Eating Disorders, Too Common In the US

by At-Risk.org Staff, on anorexia, anorexia nervosa, at risk, at risk blog, at risk youth, at risk youth blog, bulimia, bulimia nervosa, eating disorder, eating disorders, lose weight, teen weight, teenage eating, Teenage Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are very common in the United States, too common according to the statistics. Now we have a major problem with teenage eating disorders. On average 1 out of 50 teenagers has an eating disorder. To get things clear, eating disorder is not someone trying to lose weight by trying to eat less than usual; eating disorders are very extreme eating behaviors. A simple example of mental side of…

Saturday

20

March 2010

Teen Substance Abuse

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abused by teenagers today, alcohol and drugs, at risk, at risk blog, at risk youth, drug abuse, low self esteem, substance abuse, teen drug abuse, Teen Substance Abuse

It is common for any teenager to experiment during his or hers adolescence, so teens will try alcohol, cigarette and some of them even drugs. But how many of those teenagers can stop? Some of those teenagers will experiment and then they will move on, some will continue to use any of those substances occasionally and unfortunately some of them will move onto harder substance abuse. It is a fact…