Teenagers are often moody due to physical and hormonal changes during puberty. So how do you differentiate normal teenage behavior from behavioral issues? We understand that youth are often struggling with a variety of problems, including mental health conditions, trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders, and criminal behavior. With the right approach, it’s possible to solve the following teen behavior problems.
Teen Behavior Problems
Staying Our Past Curfew
Setting a curfew for your child shows your concern for their safety and well-being. The fact of the matter is, teens want and need limits, so it’s vital that parents set a reasonable time to be home. If your child is staying out late because they don’t feel comfortable at home, it’s important to talk to them to figure out a solution. Set consequences if they continue to break your rules.
Like we mentioned above, mood swings are common in teens. However, if you notice persistent sadness, anxieties, depression, sleep problems or changes in personality, it may be time to seek professional help in order to help them manage their emotions.
Drugs or Alcohol
Although most teens will experiment with alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana, if it becomes habitual, it may be signs of substance abuse. Our therapeutic programming is designed to help teens struggling with substance abuse and other problems find ways to manage and overcome these struggles.
Anger and Arguments
Butting heads from time to time is common in most households. But if the arguments are constant or violent, it may be a red flag. We want the entire family to be a healthy and thriving community of support for our clients to return to.
Residential Treatment Center for At-Risk Youth
We know from experience the young men that attend our program have complex and emotional behavior issues that need to be properly addressed. We use a variety of proven techniques and approaches designed to help our patients find a place of connection, empathy, compassion, and hope. Our treatment methods include horses, fishing, hiking, art, music, and more to help at-risk youth find long-term options to move forward with a positive future.