At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

troubled teenagers

Monday

14

April 2008

Monday

14

April 2008

Top risk factors of alcohol

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

Little did parents know that alcohol is a kind of drug. In fact, it is responsible for most drug-related deaths. Why? Because it is related to a number of health risks. Besides, it is very hard to prevent teenagers from being curious with alcohol. The top risk factors of alcohol include drink driving, binge drinking and unsafe sex. Other risks include drowning and brawling or fighting.…

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…

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…