Real-life teen tales and help for parents in new book

Dr Delinquent: A Guide To Decoding The Teenage Years brought together Dr Carol Balhetchet (left), who has worked in schools, social service and private practice, and The Straits Times Schools editor Serene Luo.
Dr Delinquent: A Guide To Decoding The Teenage Years brought together Dr Carol Balhetchet (left), who has worked in schools, social service and private practice, and The Straits Times Schools editor Serene Luo.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

Stories compiled by veteran clinical psychologist Carol Balhetchet, best known for her work with troubled youth

A girl was cutting herself, and her scars criss-crossed her abdomen and arms.

A charming, smart boy who did well enough to qualify for an elite school ended up leading a team of gangsters.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2018, with the headline 'Real-life teen tales and help for parents in new book'. Print Edition | Subscribe