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Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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Tuesday

15

June 2010

Teen Privileges

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, risk youth, risk youth blog, setting the rules, teen behavior, Teen Privileges

What is the most typical parent behavior when their child does something wrong? Cutting on their privileges, a simple and true answer. But that works for young kids; teenagers are a totally different story. They get into the age when they start thinking on their own, some automatically get more responsible, while other use excuses they thought up and put a fight when you try to take their privileges away.…

Wednesday

02

June 2010

Online Resources for Teens

by At-Risk.org 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…

Monday

31

May 2010

Teens Fitting In, a Common Problem

by At-Risk.org Staff, on a Common Problem, at risk youth, be social, fit in, fitting in, make friends, risk youth, Teens Fitting In

Fitting in is one of the most talked about issues concerning teens, most of them would like to stay who they are and would like people to like them for that, but for most of them that is impossible. So some changes have to be made in order to fit in, but what changes are acceptable and which aren’t? That is a hard question to answer, but as…

Saturday

29

May 2010

Keeping up to Date with Your Teen Kid

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, dropping school, Keeping up to Date with Your Teen Kid, risk youth, teen dropping school

Keeping up to date with your teen kid is much harder that it used to be, values have changed, trends have changed and kids, though essentially the same, have different look on things. So how does a parent stay in touch with teen children in this day and age, well the same as our parents did with us. What we used to do 10, 20 or 30 years ago was…

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

12

May 2010

Teen Dropping out of School

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, dropping out, risk youth, risk youth blog, School dropouts, Teen Dropping out of School, teens drop out

Do you want to know the sad truth about teens that drop out of school? Well I will tell you anyway, more than 80% of teens that dropped out of school had passing grades. What do you think that means, well there are several sides to everything, but some of the most important reasons for those kids to drop out of school are the lack of teacher’s engagement and…

Thursday

29

April 2010

Bullying In Schools

by At-Risk.org 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…

Friday

23

April 2010

Teen Hotline

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, crisis teen, hotline numbers, hotline phone, hotline phone numbers, risk youth, teen hotline, teen hotline phone

We mentioned in the last article the need for parent hotlines, why they exist and what can they offer to help. We also mentioned the importance of education if you are a parent, all of that goes for teenagers as well. They also want to help themselves or their friends, but sometimes it is much easier to talk to a stranger, an anonymous person, that will help you in a…

Wednesday

21

April 2010

Parent Hotlines

by At-Risk.org 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,…

Monday

19

April 2010

Teen Help Resources

by At-Risk.org 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…