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Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

teen issues

Tuesday

07

September 2010

5 Most Common Issues Parents Have to Deal with Their Teens

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk blog, at risk youth, most common teen issues, teen issues

When we say 5 most common issues people will automatically think about drug abuse, other types of substance abuse, low grades and school problems and any other tough situation that might pop into your head. But the fact is that they are not near the top five most common issues parents deal with every day when their teenagers are in question, they are more common then you can imagine and…

Friday

03

September 2010

Does it Seem Like Your Teen Hates You?

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk blog, at risk youth, problem with children, problem with teens, teen hate, teen hates you, teen issues

Every parent knows that he should be careful when his children start approaching ten years, and they know that it will be hard. We all know that, but we manage to make ourselves believe that our children are different and that they will never talk back, never get in trouble or never do something like get a tattoo or start smoking. Guess what, 99% of us are wrong, we all…

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…

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…

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…

Wednesday

10

March 2010

Alternative for Troubled Teens

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boarding school, boot camps, teen issues, teenager, troubled teens, wilderness camp

Teenagers who may be using drugs and alcohol, teens whose life has gotten out of control are what a troubled teen is all about. They are usually the teens who involved themselves in an activity that can ruin their lives or maybe ends it, without any hint from it. They usually join some gangs in school or outside school that later on they cannot get away from them. These teens…

Tuesday

09

March 2010

It Can Be Good or Bad: Peer Pressure

by At-Risk.org Staff, on good or bad, peer, Peer pressure, teen, teen issues, teen peer pressure, teenagers

Peer pressure is what some of the teens are undergoing right now. This is one of the pressure that teenager will usually encounter in this stage of their lives. Teen peer pressure can either be a good or a bad influence to the life of a teen. Teen peer pressure can be bad if your child or your troubled teen is involved in gang members who use drugs and alcohol.…

Monday

26

May 2008

Increased risks during summer vacation

by At-Risk.org Staff, on marijuana, teen issues, teen problems

Summer vacation and unsupervised teens usually go hand in hand in the months following the last day of school. Statistics show a 40-percent increase in first-time youth marijuana use during June and July, compared to the rest of the year. Where there is more freedom, there is also more temptation. Statistics show youthful experimentation with drugs, tobacco and alcohol is most likely to occur during an unsupervised time when teens…

Friday

16

May 2008

Escalation from innocent to deadly

by At-Risk.org Staff, on drugs, marijuana, teen issues, teenagers and drugs, troubled teenager

The use of marijuana by hippies is popularly known fact, it has been depicted in many Hollywood movies. It is also a highly effective way of making marijuana look innocent and benign to the eyes of teenagers. But let us also remember that cannabis is a very addicting drug that is believed to be a gateway drug to more potent and more dangerous drugs. Even the hippies themselves moved on…

Thursday

15

May 2008

Hippies and drugs

by At-Risk.org Staff, on drugs, hippies, marijuana, teen issues, teenagers and drugs, troubled teenagers

Hippies are a major part of modern American history and culture. They played, and are probably still playing, a big role in the arts, music, fashion and the overall contemporary culture. Since the 1960's hippies have existed as a counterculture of the mainstream population, but that doesn't mean that they are not widely accepted in the normal society. One of the most popular traditions of being a hippie is the…