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9 Steps To Solve Troubled Teenager Problems At Home


The adolescent years can be a stressful and difficult time for both teens and parents. When behavioral issues like defiance, depression, anxiety, substance abuse or mental disorders are a factor, it can leave family relationships struggling to survive. Parenting a troubled teen can be particularly frustrating because it often feels like nothing seems to help him turn his life around. In some of the more severe cases, boys can benefit from a full time help program like a therapeutic boarding school or a residential treatment center. However, before it gets to that point, there are some things you can do at home to improve your relationship with your child and help him make better decisions:

  1. Practice Communication – Because many teens draw away from their parents during the adolescent years, it is tempting to just give them their space; however, it is important that you make the effort to remain connected to your son, even when it seems that he isn’t interested. If your questions and attempts at conversations are met with shrugs or grunts, be consistent in letting your teen know that you are always going to be interested in his life. You never know when your