Being the parent or guardian of a teenager is never an easy task. There is often a fine line between typical teen behavior and definite warning signs of a troubled teen. Dealing with problem teens is where I come in.
As a private investigative firm, we are contacted almost daily from parents who have children that have run away from home. Many come to Los Angeles or Hollywood in hopes of chasing movie star dreams.
There is another group of parents who sometimes wish their teenagers would leave their homes. These parents are desperate and feel trapped in their own homes by defiant and violent teenagers.
What is normal? What is not? What can you do for your teen before they run away or go missing?
Here are some warning signs for troubled teenagers, and some specific recommendation to help your teen.