High-Risk Behavior in Teens – What do you do?

An outgoing teenager loves trying new things. They engage in high-risk behaviors, such as experimenting with drugs and alcohol and sneaking out at night. You are understandably worried and don’t know what to do. You fear for your teens’ safety and don’t want them to go down a dangerous path. You know you need to take action, but you don’t know where to start.

Many teenagers engage in high-risk behaviors due to a lack of support and guidance. It’s important to provide your teens with the necessary tools and strategies to help them make better choices. The first step is to have an open and honest conversation with them about your concerns. Make sure they know you are there for them and will support them no matter what. You also need to understand their perspective and what is driving this behavior. Maybe it’s feeling stressed and overwhelmed with schoolwork and social pressures. Listen, don’t judge, give opinions or examples of when you were a child.

Yvette Long of “Aspire to Excellence makes a good point in her book: Guidepoints for a Young Man’s Path to Making Good Decisions” book. In the chapter on High-Risk Behaviors in Teenagers she makes a good point about not missing out on providing your son an ear where he can talk about his worries and concerns. There are a great deal of resources out there, just never give up on trying to reach your son. It’s often when you least expect it that he turns around and surprises you with a positive and sensible solution to a problem.

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Aspire To Excellence: Guidepoints… – UTS – Books Beyond The Boundaries (utsbooks.com)

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