Take an Active Role in Your Child’s Life.

  • Engage in conversation on a daily basis and familiarize yourself with your child’s life (ask them questions about their friends, school, and other activities).
  • Set up positive communication with clear limits and expectations.
  • Recognize warning signs in the case that your child might need help or is at-risk.
    • Some warning signs include changes in school performance, skipping school, or a change in communication style.
  • Keep your teen safe:Start or join a parents’ support group.
    • Know where he/she is after school (as the highest levels of violence occur the two hours following the end of school hours)
  • Join the PTA or parent’s council at your child’s school to get involved in their academic life.

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