How to Recognize Troubled Teens Through Their Behavior
My Troubled Teen has been helping parents of troubled teens for nearly a decade. Our years of experience can help you find the right help for your teen. We have put together the following information to help answer some common questions that many parents have as they are looking for help with their child. If you are wondering about the severity of your teenís problems or are trying to decide if out-of-home placement is necessary, please refer to the information on common troubled teenager behaviors below.
What are the warning signs to look for in order to determine if my teen is going down the wrong road? How to identify troubled teenager behaviors:
If your teen's behavior meets some all of the above descriptions of troubled teenager behaviors, you are not alone. Unfortunately, today more and more teens are fitting this mold. The danger is that all of these things beat down self-worth, discipline and motivation for a better life. If left unchecked, these problems could result in irreparable damage. In a day where our society treats teens as adults we must remember they are not. In most cases the overcompensation we see from them is exactly that - compensating for a void or for what is not there. They need supervision and love just as a toddler does. This is not a time to lash out at them or to take personally the way they are living their lives. However, it is a time to do anything you can to save them from making decisions that could negatively affect the remainder of their lives.