If a parent notices one or more of the listed points, chances are that their child is a troubled teen.
- Tends to be a loner.
- No longer engages in activities that were previously enjoyable.
- Argues a lot and exhibits verbal disrespect.
- Displays signs of anxiety.
- Cuts classes on a regular basis.
- No longer completes school assignments with care, if at all.
- Has frequent fights with family and friends.
- Expresses a negative attitude towards family and friends.
- Becomes paranoid and believes that others are trying to harm him even when no threat is evident.
- Exhibits a wide range of emotions that change frequently which could be a sign of bi-polar disorder.
If your child displays any of these symptoms in a way that causes concern, counseling might be necessary.