It sounds like your teenager is experiencing mild to moderate levels of disobedience, anger, or risky behavior. Your teen may be experiencing some major changes in their lives and are looking to unhealthy coping mechanisms in order to grow and understand this stage of life they now live in.

Keep the lines of communication open between you and your teen. Ensure that they know and feel your full support and love through this trying time for them. Working together, your teen may develop healthy habits and skills to grow into a successful adult without the need for residential care.

Teenage years hold changes and stresses for our children. While your teen may not be troubled, we invite you to check out our Parenting Resources. We would love to offer support to you and your family as you navigate these decisive years with your teen!

Should your teen’s behavior escalate, we recommend taking the quiz again to determine if another course of action is needed.