At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

teenage problems

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

15

April 2008

Altered kids

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

Unfortunately, steroids result in hormone imbalance. Teenagers basically need a  healthy hormone balance, which is essential to the development of physical traits in both girls and boys. However, when kids is abusing steroids, they are actually making some gender confusion or mix-up. For instance, boys can have shrunken testicles or low sperm count (as early as their age). They can even end up having breasts, also known  as gynecomastia. On…

Tuesday

15

April 2008

Teenagers and steroids

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

When young boys are getting conscious about how they look, some of them usually find an easy way - anabolic steroids. These are synthetic substances that are the same as testosterone (male hormone). They have legal uses. Doctors even prescribe them for anemia and for those who lacks testosterone. However, they don't recommend such steroids for building of muscles. Out in the street, steroids are called juice or roids. Scientifically,…

Thursday

03

April 2008

Risk factors for joining gangs

by At-Risk.org Staff, on teen issues, teenage problems, teenagers, teenagers and gang, troubled teenagers

What are the risk factors for teenagers in joining a gang? Poverty - a sense of hopelessness in meeting both physical and psychological needs. Teenagers somehow need self-pride and self-worth and gangs provide that kind of security. They usually succumb in cashing in the drug trade. Racism - when teenagers encounter personal and institutional and personal racism, the risks usually increased. It always happens when certain people are denied of…

Wednesday

02

April 2008

Protective factors of gangs

by At-Risk.org Staff, on teen issues, teenage problems, teenagers, teenagers and gang, troubled teenagers

At some point gangs could be really a positive experience for teenagers, provided that they know their boundaries and keep it in an interpersonal level without the drugs and all those negative factors. Here are some of the reasons: Developing social and interpersonal skills A sense of personal responsibility, self-esteem,and self-efficacy Reflective experience rather than impulsive action Internal locus of control (for instance, the belief of being able to…