Violence causes more injury and death in children,
teenagers, and young adults than infectious disease, cancer, or birth
There is no single explanation for the violence caused by
youth. Many different
things cause violent behavior in children. The more
these things are present in a child's life, the more likely he or she is to
commit an act of violence. Behavior will change depending on a child's age and
gender. Violent behavior may be targeted at parents, other children, friends, or
other family members.
Ever feel like no matter what you say, or how you say it, your parents never
really listen to you? Maybe they treat you like a child. Or, perhaps they act
like they're listening and even look you in the eyes, but really don't
"hear" anything you say. And if they do hear you, they always disagree,
right? Sometimes you feel like you just can't talk to your parents.
It's OK! You are normal. During the teen years, the connections and
interactions with parents often become strained. As you become...