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How to prevent irresponsible adolescent bahaviour

Parents must not be overprotective of their adolescent children. The child must be given some freewill to act on his/her own while the parents still guides and directs them.

Good Parental control and care
Parents must create, in their homes, a conducive atmosphere so that the adolescent can feel at ease. Parental control at home must not be authoritarian. Under certain circumstance, rules at home must be relaxed.

Provision of basic needs
Parents must ensure that they provide the basic needs of their children and for the adolescent children especially. This would prevent or control the way they find other ways of getting those things that the parents are supposed to provide for them.

Moral education
Parents must instill in their children good moral education, the type of moral discipline that they will not grow to depart from. Good moral education helps to develop good moral habits in the adolescents. This way, they become law abiding, respect authority and help them to resist the urge to indulge in vices.

Adolescent information
The adolescent children must be given vital information, both at home and in school. Such information can equip them and help to recognize the dangers associated with irresponsible behavior when they see one. Knowing the consequences of their irresponsible behavior also helps them to avoid them.

Guidance and counseling
Adolescent children must be given guidance and counseling both by their parents and if possible by professionals. This can help prevent adolescents’ irresponsible behaviour. It is capable of channeling them away from acts like teenage sex, drug abuse, armed robbery, prostitution, drunkenness etc.  

1. Highlight six ways in which irresponsible adolescent bahaviour can be prevented.

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