It’s perfectly natural for humans to experience anger, and of itself, that’s nothing to be alarmed about. When it becomes uncontrollable however, that’s a completely different story. It can cause health problems, wreck relationships, and make your own life completely intolerable. That’s especially a concern for teenagers, who may still be trying to learn how to handle their own emotions. Searching the web can turn up a great deal of information concerning anger management for teens.
There are times when it’s appropriate to become angry. If someone is destroying your property, or causing actual harm to you or someone you love, then it’s only natural. Life’s minor annoyances, such as seeing a classmate earn a higher grade than you, or learning that your best friend has canceled a planned outing with you, may not be appropriate reasons for outrage.
Some people tend to act in destructive ways when emotions get out of control. Some will resort to violence either against themselves or against other people. Others may destroy physical objects, overindulge in drugs or alcohol, or drive recklessly. Emotions turned inward, rather than outward, can cause depression.
Some teenagers may have been taught conflicting things about when it’s right to be angry. They may have been told that they must never let their feelings show, so they keep their outrage bottled up until they finally explode. Others may be following the bad examples of either their peers or their parents.
If you search the web, you’ll find websites that offer recommendations for either parents or their teenagers.
The sites for teenagers tend to talk about the consequences of out-of-control emotions, and how to get them back under control. Some also talk about conflict resolution.
Websites that are directed toward parents discuss tips on helping their children learn to deal with emotions in an appropriate manner. They might also have a checklist of warning signs to help parents find out if their child really does have problems.
Other websites belong to vendors who sell either courses, books, or seminars. These may either be for helping parents learn how to handle out-of-control children, or they may be things that a parent can purchase for their children. You’ll also find a few that advertise therapeutic academies or retreats.
If you need more information about anger management for teens, your favorite search engine should be able to help.
About the Author:
Zody is the author of Anger Management – Coping With Anger”, a guide about reclaiming your life from anger issues.