Helpful Adolescent Anger Management Strategies

Dr. Purushothaman
November 28, 2013

The adolescent years can be very difficult for both a male and a female. Sometimes situations around an adolescent cause them to become extremely angry. Many adolescents do not know how to manage their anger in an appropriate way. As a result, they lash out at the ones that love them the most. Parents are constantly looking for adolescent anger management techniques to help their child. Here are a few tips that might just help.

To be able to control the juvenile's ire, the parents must find and understand the root cause. In a young person's life there is an endless list of possibilities. If their parents are divorced or separated this could be what is aggravating them. They could be upset because they are experiencing academic difficulties. Some youth are just born with a hot temper. Other reasons for them being enraged are not as easy to determine.

Once parents are able to find the reason for their youth's aggravation, they should make an effort to eliminate what is causing the youth to be mad if possible. If divorce is the reason for the juvenile's ire, each parent should spend quality time with the child. Arguing in front of the youth just fuels the fire. The young one will sense the hostility in their parents. This will increase the youth's aggravation. Reducing the cause of the stress for the child leads to a decrease in them being mad.

Sometimes professional help is needed when helping the young person deal with what makes them mad. Many towns or surrounding communities have counselors who are trained to deal with these types of problems. A pastor or influential church leader might also be willing to talk to the juvenile. The child's school counselor might also be able to talk to them about what is upsetting them. In some cases, the young person's coach will be willing to sit down and talk to the youth about what is enraging them. Sometimes all they need is someone to talk to that they feel is on their side.

If a parent suspects that their child's ire is resulting from a situation at school, they should consider talking to the youth's teachers. Teachers often observe the young person in a different way than what the child's parents. Consequently, they may know if someone is bullying the juvenile. They may also notice the youth's academic struggles. If these problems are frequent and can not be solved through extra help, then the parent may have to consider hiring a tutor or consulting the special needs department at their school.

For some youth, a reward system is an excellent way to help them control being infuriated all the time. If the parents will set goals for the child regarding them being able to control being mad and they reach those goals, then this is a positive way to deal with the youth's ire. Hopefully, the juvenile will be able to eventually handle their ire without a reward system.

In some instances, the youth has too much freedom which causes them to be aggravated at their parents. Parents must set clearly defined limits for the young person. Structure gives the juvenile boundaries which in turn lessens their frustrations. When their frustrations are lessened, the young person is not as easily infuriated at life in general.

Adolescent anger management is a hot topic today. Parents are desperately trying to raise their children in fast paced and crazy world. When trying to manage their adolescent's anger, some parents do not know what action to take to resolve their juvenile's anger problems. Hopefully these anger management suggestions will help the parents and their adolescent deal with the anger together.

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