5 Tips for Parents of Troubled Teens

The teen years already come with a variety of challenges, including seeing many unexpected changes in your teen’s behavior. Although teens can appear to be unpredictable at times, much of their behavior is entirely normal for adolescence. However, some teens may struggle with emotional, psychological, and behavioral concerns, and they may exhibit behavior that is troubling or concerning. For instance, troubled teens might: abuse drugs and alcohol engage in risky sexual activity (unprotected sex, promiscuity, etc.) harm themselves through cutting or other forms of self-harm talk about suicide exhibit extreme signs of defiance (frequently skipping school, many fights at...

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