Is your teen constantly getting in trouble at school? Is he acting out with his friends in a wild, disrespectful manner? Disruptive behavior in teen boys shouldn’t go unchecked. It can lead to a whole bunch of negative consequences – everything from suspension and expulsion in school to actual criminal activity.
Warning signs of disruptive behavior in teen boys
So how do you know if your son’s disruptive behavior has gotten out of control? There are a few signs that can help you determine when to take action against your son’s behaviors. These signs include:
- Frequent calls from administrators at your son’s school: If your son is constantly acting out in class and has gotten into quite a bit of trouble at school, it may be a sign that he needs help.
- Hanging out with the wrong crowd: Your son’s behavior may be influenced by his peers. If his friends are a rowdy bunch who may or may not be into experimenting with drugs, he might be peer pressured into acting a certain way.
- Bullying: If your son has become a bully to his peers, it’s time to get help for his behaviors.
- Revenge-seeking behaviors: If your son constantly seeks revenge for what he believes are wrongs against him, he may be struggling with a disruptive behavior disorder.
- Social isolation: If your son is withdrawing from old friends and spending a lot of time alone, it may be a sign of a mental health struggle.
- Blaming others for his own actions: Pointing the finger at peers and siblings for actions that your son has actually done himself is another sign of trouble.
What is causing this disruptive behavior?
Problems with disruptive behavior may stem from behavioral disorders like oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. Learning disorders such as ADHD and nonverbal learning disorder may also be culprits for your son’s behavior.
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