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Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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Sunday

20

February 2011

Practical Parenting – Raising Teen Children in New York

by At-Risk.org Staff, on new, new york, parenting, parents, practical, raising, teen, teenagers, teens, troubled, york

Practical parenting takes time, and this will be your hardest task when raising children, as it is usually very hard to find time for those who live and work in New York. Still, parent must find a way to manage it, so they can teach their children good behavior. Well behaved child won’t become over night, and it takes a lot of modeling and learning. The more time…

Friday

18

February 2011

How to Develop Good Parenting Skills – Alabama Parents Guide

by At-Risk.org Staff, on alabama, guide, parenting, parents, skills, teen, teenagers, teens

Good parenting skills are developed over the years of practicing. Every one of us actually have the skills to become a good parent, it is just the matter of using them. We are to choose a parenting style of approach and techniques we will use to raise our children. Here are some of the parenting skills and advices recommended by Alabama professionals: - Love and affection – A child needs…

Wednesday

16

February 2011

Disciplining Teenagers Tips – Arkansas Teen Problems

by At-Risk.org Staff, on Arkansas, discipline, disciplining, problems, teen, teenage, teenagers, teens

There is this old, true saying: Little kids, little problems – big kids, big problems. Parents in Arkansas feel this on their own skin every day. Avoid this problems getting even bigger by disciplining your teenagers on time. As soon as they enter teen age, and everything begins to change for them, their behavior will start changing, too. You can be surprised how your well raised chilled, that never caused…

Wednesday

09

February 2011

Teen Drug Abuse Rehabilitation in Arizona

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, Arizona, center, drug, drugs, rehab, substance, teen, teenage, teenagers

Drug abuse rehabilitation is process of medical and psychotherapeutic treatment for dependency on street or prescription drugs. It has a purpose to enable the patient to cease substance abuse, and return to normal life. It is addressed to detoxification and physical addiction, but also to a much bigger, psychological dependency.   At drug abuse rehabilitation, patients learn new methods of interacting in a drug-free environment, very often using a twelve-step…

Friday

07

January 2011

Parenting Teenagers – When to Increase Your Teens Privileges

by At-Risk.org Staff, on parenting, privileges, teen, teenagers, teens

One of the biggest questions that comes with parenting teenagers is when they are ready to take on more responsibilities, when are they ready to have more privileges. Of course if you have a troubling teen that causes plenty of trouble and argues with you all the time that is a sign that he is not ready to take on more responsibilities as freedom, but it also means that you…

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.…

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…