What Do You Feel Threatened?

791 Words4 Pages
1 Do You Feel Threatened? There’s a question that every parent absolutely hates to ask themselves. What do I do if I feel threatened by my teen? This is one of those tragic situations that we sometimes don’t hear about until it’s too late, and the damage has already been done. Sometimes it’s called “teen violence” or “parental abuse”, and it is always a serious situation. If you are feeling threatened by your teen it’s time to seek help & support. When a teen becomes violent, it can be hard for parents, especially those with younger children also in the house, to know how to exactly handle the situation. The most important thing is that you keep yourself and the other children safe from harm. It can be hard for a parent to accept that they are being victimized by their children, but recognition is the first step towards resolution. In the years I spent working in group homes I would often hear parents say how they were embarrassed to report parental abuse. This is completely understandable, parents are the authority figure, and the last thing they want to admit is that they have l...
Open Document