At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

posts by At-Risk.org Staff

Friday

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January 2014

Teen Suicide

by At-Risk.org Staff

If you are a parent of a teenager, you know that there are many things out there to be concerned with. You worry about drugs and alcohol, depression, sex, grades, college and a whole list of other things when it comes to your child. But you likely already know the teen suicide statistics and the unfortunate reality that many teens see no other way out. You can find more information…

Friday

31

January 2014

Teen Depression

by At-Risk.org Staff

If you are the parent of a teenager, then you are likely already aware of the many dangers of depression. Teen depression is a pretty common occurrence and it can affect anyone. If you have children, you need to inform yourself about teenage depression so you can try to prevent it and look out for it with your teens. Symptoms of Teen Depression Some common symptoms of teen depression are:…

Thursday

30

January 2014

Options for Troubled Teens

by At-Risk.org Staff

Troubled teens are teenagers whose lives have gotten out of control. They may be using drugs and alcohol. These teens may be getting in trouble with the law by stealing or vandalizing, or they may be allowing a boyfriend or someone else to abuse them and not know which way to turn. These children may have gotten mixed up in a gang they feel they can’t get out of.…

Thursday

30

January 2014

Peer Pressure

by At-Risk.org Staff

Teen peer pressure is the influence that children that are the same age, or near the same age, have on each other. Peer pressure can be both good and bad depending on what group of kids your child is in with, troubled teens that are involved in gang members, drug, and alcohol will create bad peer pressure, while well adjusted children with families that are involved in sports and other…

Thursday

30

January 2014

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

by At-Risk.org Staff

You may wonder what oppositional defiant disorder means. When a child openly disobeys you by talking back to you or ignores the rules and does something you told them not to do, on a level that is more noticed than with other children their age, they may have an oppositional defiant disorder. These types of behavior is to be expected in children to a degree, but when it begins to…

Thursday

30

January 2014

Bulimia

by At-Risk.org Staff

Bulimia is another very common condition with many young people. What exactly is bulimia and what can you do as a parent to help your child? Bulimia is an eating disorder in which the person makes themselves throw up to rid themselves of food/calories. Bulimia is a psychological eating disorder. Bulimics may go through a severe binge/purge cycle that is very devastating to the body. They may hide…

Thursday

30

January 2014

Anorexia

by At-Risk.org Staff

What is anorexia and why are so many teens suffering from this disease? Eating disorders are becoming more and more common among teens even though they have been around for many years. Anorexia is basically defined as: A refusal to eat Fear of gaining weight Fear of maintaining body weight Some signs that your teen may have anorexia are: Obvious low weight Obsession over weight Refusal to eat Fear of…

Saturday

30

April 2011

Several Tips for Michigan Parents on Disciplining Children

by At-Risk.org Staff, on disciplining children, michigan parents, parenting, parenting teenagers, parenting teens, teen discipline, teenagers, tips for parents

A good parent is involved parent. A good parent knows his or her children. When you know your child, his desires and needs, the way he is thinking and reacting, it will be easier for you to discipline your child properly.   Michigan parents should choose a correct method to discipline children, as there are many methods for raising kids, depending on your way of life and specificity of your…

Thursday

28

April 2011

Teen Mothers from Massachusetts Need Help From Their Parents

by At-Risk.org Staff, on help, Massachusetts, mothers, parenting, parents, teen, teenagers, teens

Thanks to lack of good parenting or whatever other reason it is, kids today act less responsible and manage to get themselves and their parents in trouble very often. One of those problems is premature sex and teen pregnancy, although the sexual education is no longer a taboo topic. One thoughtless act and teens happen to be parents before they planed it and more then often their parents get into…

Tuesday

26

April 2011

Simple but Good Parenting Tips on Raising Maryland Children

by At-Risk.org Staff, on children, good, maryland, parenting, parents, teenagers, teens, tips

Teen parenting is tough for parents, but this age is tough for children too. It can be confusing and challenging for both of them. Kids are stuck in a middle of child’s age and adulthood, not sure what they are, and parents are not sure how to treat them and how much responsibilities and freedom should they give their children. This is a common doubt for many Maryland…