An inability to deal with these core emotions often leads to lashing out or outbursts by teenagers, thereby endangering their own self-esteem and putting relationships with those close to them at risk. Mostly, it is difficult for teenagers to recognize their emotions, express those emotions appropriately or seek assistance.
Parents and guardians find it challenging to assist their teenagers in dealing with emotion and anger issues. There are a variety of ways to constructively deal with the unhealthy anger issues in children. They include:
Establishing rules and punishment for breach
When things are calm, a parent or a guardian should talk and explain to their teenager ways to properly express their anger. Parents should help them understand that expressing their anger is alright, but only in an acceptable manner.
Punishment for breach of such rules should be clear. Outbursts could lead to losing privileges or including other authority figures.
Determine the root cause of anger
To effectively deal with anger issues in teenagers, it is important to identify the underlying issues that are causing their anger. These issues may include depression, loneliness, an inferiority complex or feelings of inadequacy – any one of these could be underlying factor for the anger in the teen.
It is also possible that a teenager is lacking someone to listen to them in a healthy, non-judgmental way.
Read the warning signs and emotional triggers
Helping the teen become aware of the anger signs and emotional triggers could prove advantageous in learning to control their anger.
Determining the behavioral signs that occur prior to outbursts and specific activities that can trigger anger – such as headaches, pacing, stress or agitation – can be very helpful.
Helping the teenagers come up with healthy methods for relieving anger
Parents and guardians may devise acceptable and healthy methods for dealing with the anger of their teen. Encouraging the teenagers to engage in healthy activities, such as physical exercises, sporting activities, or simply punching a pillow, may help reduce tension and anger.
Also, introducing the teen to a use of the creative arts or writing can be a healthy alternative to express their anger. Dancing and singing to soothing music has been recognized as a way to help relieve anger, in a non-threatening way.
Controlling one’s anger and setting a good example
Outbursts by teenagers may provoke the parents to react adversely and share in an angry and hurtful dialogue. However, it is vital for parents to remain calm and composed, no matter how difficult this may seem.
Teenagers tend to imitate how their parents deal with anger. If the parents become violent when dealing with anger; children are likely to emulate their behavior.
Allowing room for retreat
For an angry teenager, it is necessary for the parents to provide the necessary space to which they are allowed to retreat and calm down.
Avoid confronting them when they are still angry, as this could prove counterproductive and lead to further outbursts or violent behaviors.
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