When teenagers engage in extreme behaviors, parents should seek help from their pediatrician and local mental health professionals. Sometimes, though, a teen's misconduct is so extreme or has been an ongoing problem for so long that his or her parents can no longer manage and feel they have no recourse but to order him or her out of the home. No parent takes a step like that without a good deal of agonizing and soul searching.
OMAHA, Nebraska CNN -- Nebraska officials said they're concerned about an apparent rush by parents to drop their teenage children off at hospitals before lawmakers change the state's troubled "safe haven" law. The latest cases came the day before the state Legislature kicked off a special session to add an age limit to the law. On Thursday, a boy, 14, and his year-old sister were dropped off at an Omaha hospital; the girl ran away from the hospital, officials said.
Even when you know that it's the right thing to do, the decision to seek professional help for your troubled teen can be a difficult one. The first thing you will need to do as a parent is to accept that there's a problem. It is only then that you can make the best choices to better help your child overcome whatever difficulties he or she may be facing.
Whether your teen is being bullied at school or is struggling with classes, dropping out of school should never be an option. Teens who stop going to school before finishing their diplomas are also Categories: Featured Articles Raising Teens.
We define a Teen Transport as the transition of a teen from the place of pick-up to the destination chosen by their parent guardian s. Our teen transport associates act as mediators between the parents, programs, and teens during the transition to the chosen facility. Often the teens we provide mediation and transportation services to are anxious and at-risk.
Get the sense that your teenage son or daughter is bothered by something? Can't figure out why he or she spends so much time alone, avoids family functions and generally acts withdrawn and disinterested in things that once were a source of pride and joy? Your teen may be in trouble, and it's your job to get to the bottom of it.
It is like having a stranger in the house, who comes and goes. My husband is furious and is angry at me for not telling him at the time. I had been trying to avoid a row by giving my son an opportunity to put the money back.
Truancy or skipping school is quite common these days, but we still know very little about it. According to a survey conducted on this serious issue, kids who skip school once in every 10 days have higher chances of quitting studies altogether. The sad part is that most of the parents are unable to help their kids in this situation as they do not know the underlying causes behind this behavior.
Tantrums, defiance, moodiness, intense emotions, impulsive and reckless conduct. Sometimes it may be hard to believe, but no, your teenager is not an alien being from a distant planet. Your teen may be taller than you and seem mature in some respects, but often they are simply unable to think things through on an adult level.
A parent's first responsibility is to keep their children safe - and sometimes that means they must become an investigator, counselors advise. Not all negative behaviors define troubled teens. A certain amount of rebellion may simply mean that your adolescent is trying on new identities to see which one fits.