Some common behavior problems can begin to arise as teens begin to assert their independence. They can escalate quickly by aiding trouble teen behaviors like teen drug use or open defiance and violence leaving your teen out of control and you feeling helpless while misbehavior and lying may not seem like much to handle. Lying is a behavior teen use as a means to an end. They get caught doing something wrong, they do not want to pay the consequences, so they lie. Or your teen wants something, doesn't want you to know about it, then they lie. They will lie to you, their teachers or their friends' parents for their friend. It may seem like even they believe the lie at times. This is because teens don't always see telling a lie as a real mistake or misbehavior. They often explain away lies by reasoning them away, placing the blame of the lie on the parent. Teens will say, "I lied because I knew you would yell at me!" As if the lie is for your benefit, some teens even see lying as a way to keep their parents from becoming too stressed. It is important for parents of teenagers to impress upon them that lying is not appropriate at any time and not a behavior your family condones.

 

Behavior problems in teens

Because you are not there to witness the problem, parents don't often find out there is a problem until it is too late or you disagree with how the problem is being handle by the school officials – it is very hard for a parent to deal with things that happen at school. But we have to step up and do our best to fix it as the parent of the teen who is having a behavior problem. t has become a biological fact that teens engage in risk taking behaviors like dating the bay boy and sending inappropriate messages via cell phone or Facebook to teen drug use and promiscuous sexual behavior.   They don't always understand the scope of their misbehavior until they are paying the consequence so your teen's brain is still developing. It behooves a parent to keep their teen from going too far with their risks by setting up rules and limits, being clear with your messages and using consequences because that consequence can and sometimes does include their parent getting them out of jail or raising a grandchild. There are many reasons that a teen will get angry, argue with and talk back to a parent. Try to figure out if it is because of one of these reasons the next time your teen is arguing with you. . Then learn to listen to your teen actively, follow through with consequences even after the argument is over and talk to your teen about the lack of respect they are showing you when they talk-back. Here are some resources that will help you with this behavior problem. Even though you may have not witnessed your teen swearing until they were older, swearing is a bad habit that is learned through modeling and normally learned well before the teen years begin.