Everyone makes mistakes. It's through a process of trail and error that we as human beings learn, grow and develop a sense of character. From a very young age, children tend to push boundaries. The word "no" is often one of the first uttered by a young toddler who is constantly admonished for getting into trouble. As children age and become teenagers and young adults, some continue to challenge authority and step outside the boundaries of what society deems acceptable behavior.
While some teens and young adults appear to avoid getting into too much trouble, others may be influenced by friends, pure curiosity or personal gain. A so-called troubled teen may drink alcohol or use drugs. Such behavior may eventually lead a teen to take part in more serious criminal activities such as assault, robbery or drunk driving offenses.