Some Parents don't know what to do in order to help their preteen.
Troubled preteens are becoming more and more of an issue given the present economic situation. With both parents almost obligated to work outside of the home troubled preteens are increasing in number. Troubled preteens are usually creating problems in their classrooms at school, and seem to always been getting in trouble. Parents start to feel like they are spending every spare minute in school Principles offices and in some case in police stations. The severely troubled preteen will have no problem shoplifting and even damaging the property of others.
Troubled Preteen and Frustrated Parents
The parents of a troubled preteen will soon become frustrated and begin seeking help. School counselors and academic professionals will not usually have many resources other than special classes and expulsion from school. Many frustrated parents will turn to the Internet to try to find help. In a search for “troubled preteen help” 784,000 pages of options for the parent of the troubled preteens appear. Most of the pages included in the search results are actually for troubled teen programs and they will not take troubled preteens.
Troubled Preteen and the Public Education System
When a young person is identified as “trouble” or ‘troubled preteen” or “at risk youth” the label may stick with them for a long time. It is hard enough for a child to progress through their academic experience without additional problems. For example is a troubled preteen is in a particular class and the teacher decides she can no longer deal with him she might ask that he be removed from the class. The Principle of the school will usually be obliged to accommodate the teacher. When the student begins in the new class he will already have a strike against him. He will be known to staff and possibly students as the trouble maker. Once labeled the youngster will more than likely struggle for the rest of the time he is in school.
Troubled Preteen Resources
Parents of a troubled preteen may find help by contacting an Educational Consultant. Educational Consultants specialize in helping families with troubled preteens and troubled teens. They are familiar with many types of schools and educational options that may be difficult for parents to find on their own. We have had a positive experience working with Mary Warren her site is here: www.empowermyteen.com. She has gone through the experience of raising a troubled child. She can speak from first hand knowledge about what does and doesn’t work. She has a network of schools and programs for parents seeking help for a troubled preteen.
Troubled Preteen Self Help
There are also a few self help options parents can utilize they can be found by following these links:
Parent Self Help Kit
The Total Transformation®