When it comes to saying that if your teenager is late for a fortnight or month late, there are kids who feel it is extreme. Perhaps the trains did not stop and they had to come by a bus and they were on their project and all the stuff. It is good to be suspicious about your kid; however, do not act on your suspicion as a parent without realizing what is actually up with your kid. You need to look for proof without hurting them.
In many cases, the teenager can be disciplined and sensible enough to be away from alcohol or drugs! Warnings are usually big and on display and this does not mean offensive to anyone. No smoking boards displayed to smokers and non-smokers alike. It applies to those who are guilty and not to those who are not guilty. As a rule, you should suspect and know the where about of your kid and it is your duty to be doing things right
Bringing up kids is not an easy game. As a parent, you have to monitor all their actions. The brain of kids, are just like a computer software version, the way you program it causes it to function. Whether your kid turns out to be the best of the one in the community or the worse, is attributed to how you bring up the kid.
It is dangerous to not give the child the freedom, he/she deserves; however, it is also bad if you give too much of it. Kids need you until the end of your life. All of us need a bit of parenting in a while.
If you should prove to be an efficient parent, you should learn to be a good spouse. When you are dissatisfied and feeling lost in your own love and relationship with your partner, it is a bet you are bringing up a vulnerable child. The day you commit to your spouse, you are in love and you have a set of duties there and some here on the child. When you miss on any tiny task, bad stuff like drug addiction creeps in. Miss a bit of discipline and life is lost.