It can be incredibly hard to parent a juvenile delinquent. In many cases, parents just don’t know what to do. Luckily, there are multiple ways to get through this issue, and at Help Your Teen Now, we have the resources you need to help yourself, your family, and your child on this difficult journey.
Many parents contact us even before their children get into legal trouble. In many cases, very young children can exhibit signs that they may be on the path to becoming a juvenile delinquent. These signs may be detected as easy as age two. However, they often decline between the ages of three and six and reappear around age seven. These signs may include the following:
Disobedience and defiance toward parents or others in authority positions
Covert actions like lying, vandalism, or running away to avoid rules
Overt actions like bullying, fighting, or assault
If you believe that your child is headed toward becoming a juvenile delinquent, there are things you can do to prevent that. Some of the most effective prevention methods include spending extra time with your child, listening to your child, building family relationships, and setting logical rules and consequences. However, there is much more that you can do, and there are numerous programs that you can get involved with as well.
If your child is older and if they have already experienced legal trouble, there are other options that you may wish to consider. There are many programs for juvenile delinquents such as counseling programs, job training programs, and even boarding schools. However, it can be difficult to know which program is right for your child.
To ensure that you are selecting the right program, it is important that you look for the root causes of the issue. Many teens act out as a reflection of low self esteem. In those cases, it is important to find programs that uplift your child and rebuild their self esteem rather than programs that tear down your child.
Regardless of where you are in your journey, we can help you. If you know which type of programs for juvenile delinquents interest you, we can help you find them. If you want to learn about more options, we can help you discover those as well. We offer free consultation phone calls and more. During your call, we will talk about your needs and issues so that we can find a solution together.