How to deal with troubled teens and also help and guide our teens. As a parent of a troubled teen you have to have a strategy to deal with their behavioral problems and help them deal with these issues on their own. This may sound like a daunting task but it doesn't have to be. Here are some things to consider when tackling this topic. Being aware of what the teen is dealing with is the first step in helping them recover. Watch for behavioral problems these include falling school grades lack of interest in hobbies they previously enjoyed and suspicious activities. Communicate with others in his or her circles. This gives you a broader view of the situation in your teen's sphere of influence with his or her peers.