Relationships: the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. Building strong relationships with family and friends is essential for living a productive lifestyle.

While building healthy relationships are important, avoiding unhealthy, negative relationships is even more critical. Troubled teens, often times, struggle with building the healthy, productive and fruitful relationships, and instead, choose to develop negative, harmful and destructive relationships. Whether they are engaging in negative activities with a girlfriend, peer or perhaps even a close family member, negative relationships can derail, and even destroy an adolescent's life.

If a troubled adolescent continuously engages in unfruitful, negative relationships, it is crucial for parents to step in address the issue. If all attempts at separating the individual teen from negative influences fail, it is time for parents to seek outside, therapeutic assistance.