But here are some signals that you should be

worried about your teen’s relationships with peers:

• Your teen is secretive about his social life. It’s normal for teens to want to have some secrets. But if one of those secrets is the identity of his friends, it’s probably a sign that your teen knows you won’t approve.

• Your teen’s friends are much older. There’s nothing wrong with having a few older friends. But if your teen is spending all of her time with older friends, she’s may be introduced to risky behaviors.

• Your teen loses interest in all friends. A sudden loss of social activity that lasts for more than a week or two is a sign that your teen may be suffering from depression.

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