Saturday, April 10, 2010

How to Recognize Your Teens Problems

Are you wondering how to recognize your teens problems? Teens will normally try to hide their problems from their parents. They usually do not understand that their parents (hopefully) would love to discuss their problems with them and help them to the best of their ability. Sometimes the topics may be too embarrassing or the teen thinks that they may get into trouble.

QUIET - Recognize unusually quiet behavior in your teen? If your teen is quiet and it lasts for hours or days or weeks, there could be a problem. I teen that keeps quiet may be trying to keep something from you that is painful to them. The problem may be minor such as a broken heart or it could be serious such as abuse. Spend time with your teen to see if you can extract information without making them feel uncomfortable. Sometimes it is easier for a teen to talk to a grandmother, grandfather, uncle or aunt.

GRADES DROP - Recognize a drop in your teens grades? School work does become progressively more difficult over time, so a slight drop in grades as children get older can be normal. However, if your teen has a drop in grades and seems to be disinterested in their school work, there could be another problem. You need to know everything that is going on in your teens life so that you can help them with the issues that they are going through. Never leave your teen alone with another teen of the opposite sex. Not even for a short amount of time. It puts both teens in a compromising position.

TROUBLESOME BEHAVIOR - Recognize troublesome behavior in your teen? Teens sometimes cause trouble because of the pain that they are in. They are essentially asking for help. If your child is causing trouble at school or within the family, you may have a problem on your hands. You will not be able to help until you find out what the problem is. Help your child get through difficult times by spying on them to find out what problems they are having. It is completely acceptable for you to search through their rooms when they are not home, monitor their phones calls, chats and emails and eavesdrop when they are with their friends. It is your responsibility to help them become the best adult that they can be, so do your part and help them through the tough times.

You can recognize your teens problems if you look hard enough.

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