At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

teenage issues

Monday

28

April 2008

Wednesday

23

April 2008

Smoking and kids

by At-Risk.org Staff, on smoking, teenage issues, troubled teenagers

The recent survey shows that 62% of 15 years olds already smoke or have tried smoking. Why do kids smoke? Actually, it is their idea of being an adult pushes them towards the bad habit. For most of them smoking means being grown up, and of course being in the crowd. What do you do when you catch your kid smoking? Don't even start to get mad. It will do…

Tuesday

22

April 2008

Symptoms of Serious Grief

by At-Risk.org Staff, on depression, grief, teenage issues, troubled teenagers

Sometimes teenagers could not really handle grief, especially if someone in the family just died. Getting over the sadness and pain is usually a longer process than expected. Unfortunately in some cases, mourning takes its toll. So how can you tell that your teenage kid is dealing with serious grief and loss? These are the symptoms: have difficulty sleeping and eating afraid of being alone withdrawal from daily activities and…

Friday

18

April 2008

Common misconceptions

by At-Risk.org Staff, on teen sex, teenage issues, teenage pregnancy, troubled teenagers

Although some teenagers equals sex with love, there are still many of them that believes that sex is not necessarily the expression of commitment. They know that making sex a casual thing will expose them to a lot of serious consequences. These kids are fortunate enough to be educated and rise above the following misconception: All teenagers definitely have sex Having sex is part of being adults If your not…

Friday

18

April 2008

Teenagers and the media

by At-Risk.org Staff, on teenage issues, troubled teenagers

When children grow from being very little to being "adults." They often believe that they are also entitled to most adult experiences, particularly sex. It is not very surprising that the interest on the matter has made impression on kids. Who can blame them somehow? There is the television, movies and the Internet, making sex very accessible. Wanting to engage in sex become more and more strong because of the…

Monday

14

April 2008

Sensible drinking strategies

by At-Risk.org Staff, on teenage attitude, teenage behavior, teenage issues, troubled teenagers

How does sensible drinking work? Star to teach your kid from an early stage. Discuss the immediate consequences of heavy drinking,such as hangover, passing out, vomiting and dizziness. Explain about the relationship between drinking and dangerous behavior. Teach your teenagers about sensible strategies like standard drink recommendation, pacing (alternating alcohol drinks with non-alcohol drinks, and not drinking with an empty stomach. Let your kids know about the dangers of…

Monday

14

April 2008

Tuesday

08

April 2008

Dealing with Emo kids

by At-Risk.org Staff, on teenage attitude, teenage behavior, teenage discipline, teenage issues, troubled teenagers

Sometimes teenagers have a hard time determining what they are feeling. As parents, you probably know when kids are bit disappointed, irritated, or tired. Of course, these feelings are natural, but expressing them need to be channeled. This is the part when parents step in and help the teen kids deal with the problem. It is about teaching them how to identify the cause, determining the emotional extent, and then…

Monday

07

April 2008

Helping teenagers deal with failure

by At-Risk.org Staff, on teenage attitude, teenage behavior, teenage issues, troubled teenagers

Losing or failure is one of the things that teenagers have a hard time coping, or at least for some of them. There are kids who could manage to sulk for about 30 minutes about a certain situation. Others, on the other hand, could not really take it and eventually they don't know how to deal with it. This frustration could last for days or weeks. If this happens, parents…

Friday

04

April 2008

Common teenage issues

by At-Risk.org Staff, on teenage attitude, teenage behavior, teenage issues, teenagers and budgeting, teenagers and money, troubled teenagers

When kids become teenagers, parents should be ready for that "talk." In most cases, having that delicate conversation with your growing children could be very challenging and awkward. So before that exact moment happen, you make sure that you are prepared. Here's the list of what you are about to discuss with your teenagers: eating smoking alcohol drugs sex…