At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

troubled teenagers

Tuesday

22

April 2008

Diet pills

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boot camps, diet pills, eating disorder, teen diet, troubled teenagers

Teen's body perception could result into an eating disorder. It is the idea of being thin that pressures most of these kids. Somehow they believe that skinny is pretty, or somehow they just want to avoid being teased at school. That's why some of them resort to diet pills. The scary part is that, these drugs are accessible over the counter. Such drugs contain caffeine, Phenylpropranolamine and Ephedrine that are…

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…

Wednesday

16

April 2008

How suicidals feel

by At-Risk.org Staff, on depression, teen isolation, teen issues, teenage loneliness, teenage suicide, troubled teenagers

Parents should know that suicide is not just an instant decision or attempt, because a teenager is awfully in pain and he or she just wants to get rid of it. Suicide is actually a premeditated drastic and dangerous action. Of course, there are trigger factors that push further the intention of a teenager to do it. Also, suicide affects every faculty of an individual. For example,  his or her…

Wednesday

16

April 2008

Suicide Awareness Quiz

by At-Risk.org Staff, on suicidal awareness quiz, teen isolation, teen issues, teenage loneliness, troubled teenagers

The Suicide Awareness Quiz: It's very difficult to predict who will kill themselves since most kids who commit suicide do not communicate their intentions. _ True _ False It may be helpful to ask a youngster who appears overly depressed, withdrawn, or grief-stricken whether she has ever considered suicide as a solution to her problems. _ True _ False Most young people who commit suicide have made a clear decision that death is their…

Wednesday

16

April 2008

Young and tattooed

by At-Risk.org Staff, on tattoos, teen isolation, teen issues, teenage loneliness, troubled teenagers

Traditionally, tattoos have been a symbol of status and wealth in the society. However today, teenagers get tattoos because they want to be accepted in or to stand out from their crowd, mostly in school. Unfortunately, most of them learn to regret and even hate their tattoos when that crowd is gone. That is why most tattooists refuse to give young kids tattoos. Another reason is that the physical body…

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,…

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…