What should I do? Some advice for concerned parents
Communication with your children and teenagers is the first important tool to use as a concerned parent. You should endeavour to "stay in touch" with your offspring. Let them know continually that you care. Demonstration that they are loved and an important part of your life as a parent and that they are important to the family. Try to be their friend. Let them know that you only seek to guide them, not continually criticise. You only want the best for them.
Be ever vigilant. Know your teenager. Without being intrusive in an offensive fashion, remember that they are going through an age of discovery. Finding out about themselves and the world we all live in. Remember, that they maybe experimenting with drugs and receiving peer pressure from associates at school, work or whilst at sporting functions. There is no perceived equal to the pressure from peers.