But they might not be if they pay attention to these typical signs that warn a child might not stay in school:

• Poor grades.

• Absenteeism from school or chronic tardiness.

• Behavior problems in and out of school.

• Not wanting to participate in school activities.

• “Hanging out” and doing nothing on a regular basis.

• No self-confidence.

• Repeating a grade in high school.

• Suspension or expulsion from school.

• Being labeled or tracked as a low-achiever in school.

• Use of drugs or alcohol.

• Talking about being bored or unhappy with school.

If your teen is showing these signs, call the school and discuss your concerns with teachers and other professionals who can help.

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