At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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Sunday

21

March 2010

Teen Pregnancy, Being Informed is More Than Necessary

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, at risk youth blog, Being Informed, pregnancy, pregnant teen, sexual education, teen mother, teen pregnancy, teen problems

Teen pregnancy is appearing as a rising problem once more. From 1992 to 2005 the number of pregnant teens was falling, but since 2006 onwards the number is on the rise again. The question is how to get it falling again, the answer is still the same, sexual education. Teenagers need to be aware of the consequences of teenage pregnancy and they also need to be aware how to avoid…

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…

Thursday

22

November 2007

Anxiety can damage your teenage kid

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boarding school for troubled teens, intervention boarding school, mad teenager, teen anger, teen anger management, teen depression, teen emotional outburst teenage outrage, teen emotions, teen problems, teenage anger, teenage anger management, teenage substance abuse, teenager, troubled teens

There are many reasons why teenagers become extremely anxious, which could somehow ruin their lives. Most of the time, parents may overlook such a condition because they always ask, “What would be a good reason for a kid to have anxiety?” Think again. Teenagers have anxiety because of school, friends, family and even life as a whole. Teen anxiety may lead to depression, overeating, drugs/alcohol use, smoking  and even…

Thursday

22

November 2007

Dealing with your pregnant teenager

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boarding school for troubled teens, mad teenager, teen anger, teen anger management, teen depression, teen emotional outburst teenage outrage, teen emotions, teen problems, teenage anger, teenage anger management, teenage eating disorder, teenager, troubled teens

Although there is a strong urge of responsibility to have and keep the baby, more parents are considering other options. Parents are always concern about the welfare and future of their children. There are actually several ways to help these teenagers and their families. Of course, it may depend on each case and the place where they are located.  However, the government is willing to assist these families in terms…

Thursday

22

November 2007

The normal teenager

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boarding school for troubled teens, intervention boarding school, mad teenager, teen anger, teen anger management, teen depression, teen emotional outburst teenage outrage, teen emotions, teen problems, teenage anger, teenage anger management, teenage substance abuse, teenager, troubled teens

Who is the normal teenager? Which behaviors are expected and accepted for a teen? Generally, teenagers are know to attempt for their independence. They often do it through curiosity and eventually experimentation. Teenage behavior can be far more shocking to most parents. Maybe because teenagers want to be identified; to be “cool”; or, to be just different. For instance, they want to express themselves as part of the current “emo”…

Thursday

22

November 2007

Identifying the troubled teenager

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boarding school for troubled teens, intervention boarding school, mad teenager, teen anger, teen anger management, teen depression, teen emotional outburst teenage outrage, teen emotions, teen problems, teenage anger, teenage anger management, teenager, troubled teens

Who is considered the troubled teen?  There are many indications to tell if your teenagers has gone from a good child to a bad seed. Of course, it is your job as parents to notice them. Most parents usually fail to observe the early signs. A troubled teenager is mostly moody and overreacting over situations that could be provoking. The kid could be really depressed at one time and really…

Thursday

22

November 2007

What is a therapeutic boarding school?

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boarding school for troubled teens, intervention boarding school, mad teenager, teen anger, teen anger management, teen depression, teen emotional outburst teenage outrage, teen emotions, teen problems, teenage anger, teenage anger management, teenager, troubled teens

Therapeutic boarding school is a type of boarding school that provides troubled teenagers with proper treatment for their behavioral and emotional problems. It creates an environment that will enable teen kids to confront and overcome their personal issues, such as substance abuse and depression. Such a safe environment also allows them to continue their education while overcoming their problems. However, the important consideration before sending kids to this kind of…