About Their Teen Girls’ Reckless Behavior
when parents do “all the right things” but
still can’t seem to influence their teens
to stay on the straight and narrow? Today’s
parents say they are on the verge of giving up.
They feel they’ve tried to teach their
teens the difference between right and wrong
but feel helpless in the face of their teens’ promiscuity
and drug use. Learn their stories below:
Parents John and Kim say their daughter Jessica’s
promiscuous behavior is out of control and that
the number of men she has slept with is in the
double digits. After Jessica was caught having
group sex while babysitting, the friction in
their family has now reached a boiling point.
Jessica admits that she often feels angry and
resentful towards John since he isn’t her
biological father. Video
Clip: Did Jessica really have a plot to kill
John? Guest expert Stacy
Kaiser urged John and Kim to give Jessica less
independence and take a tougher stance in disciplining
Ever since getting re-married, Kim says her
relationship with her daughter Latoya has gone
downhill. Kim worries about Latoya’s promiscuous
behavior, lying tendencies and truancy from school,
but Latoya complains that if Kim would just start
listening to her, she may change her behavior.
Adding to the problem is the fact that Latoya
feels that her stepfather verbally abuses her
and Kim and that Kim does nothing about it. Stacy
Kaiser advised Kim that Latoya will not be able
to respect herself or others until Kim starts
taking a stand against her husband’s behavior.
With a history of addiction in their family,
Amber is especially alarmed at her 14-year-old
daughter Allison is dabbling in drugs and drinking.
Allison admits to smoking marijuana and using
speed, as well as stealing a car. She says that
she isn’t sure why she does the things she
does, but she hopes to turn her life around one
day and become a lawyer. Larry and Stacy Kaiser
commended Allison on having goals and dreams,
but warned her that her current path is veering
away from her desired destination.
Are you a parent who is concerned about the activities
of your teen? Tell
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Dealing with these issues in your own life? Check
out today’s Advice Archive articles:
How to Talk To Your Kids
A Better Life: Resources