2. Parents that don't take the time to love, have fun with, and discipline their kids/teens. Nowadays, both parents often have to work to make ends meet. Because of this, kids and teens are often left to their own devices. And when mom and dad get home, they can often be stressed and therefore not in a receptive mood to listen to their kids/teens. This in turn, can make a teen/kid feel ignored, and when someone feels ignored, they act out. Get into trouble. Hang with a bad crowd. Take risks. Try drugs. Have sex. Now, teens have always engaged in that type of behavior, but these days it starts earlier and earlier and by 13 years old, many teens have already lost their virginity, snuck out, tried drugs, etc. And instead of disciplining and listening and caring, the parent feels guilty, and so... [continues]
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