One consequence of a teenager's struggle with dependence and independence is a rapid rise in risk-taking behavior. Risk-taking in adolescence is especially dangerous because teenagers often have a sense of invincibility. So far from loosening the reins, parents of teenagers must.
Risky behaviour: why teenagers do it. It’s normal for you to feel worried about risky behaviour like: Teenage interest in new experiences and thrill-seeking can include less concerning risk-taking behaviour, like trying new tricks at the skate park.
Reckless behavior. Depressed teens may engage in dangerous or high-risk behaviors, such as reckless driving, binge drinking, or unsafe sex.
Our last article summarized the current state of research on teens and risk. That research demonstrates that teenagers do not suffer from some.