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Handling When Your Teen Leaves the House Without Permission

April 29, 2020     By Daily Dose

Anxiety, Connecting with Teens, Consequences, Coronavirus COVID-19, Family Engagement, Parenting Skills, Self-Calming Tools, Stress, Teens, Troubled Youth

​With school coming to a sudden end, many teens are disappointed they won't be able end their school year with goodbyes and celebrations with teachers and classmates. And proms, extra-circular activities, sports and even graduations have all been cancelled. Because of social distancing, teens are also unable to be with their friends who they lean on for emotional support. With the disruption in their social lives and many end-of-the-year rites of passage canceled, it's natural that many teens are upset with social distancing and tempted to test limits around this public-health strategy that is working to flatten the curve and save lives. During this time of social distancing, parents are concerned what to do if their teen leaves the house without permission. Our experts at the Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic have some advice on what to do if your teen leaves home without permission so you can help keep your teen, your family and others as safe as possible.

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