Dropping-out can be prevented. Selling teens on the benefits of staying in school requires continual effort and a great expenditure of time. Parents have to be more in tune with their children's needs and desires and be willing to help them cope with their troubles. Parents must be more forceful in encouraging their teenagers to remain in school. But teens themselves must take the initiative to accept responsibility for their future and they must put forth more effort into their studies. Students' successful involvement in extra-curricular activities is beneficial in raising their self-esteem. These methods of prevention may seem excessive but the results outweigh the initial struggle.