Dealing With Teen Anger, Rage and Violence
Is your teen out-of-control? Are you in fear of their behavior?
Teen anger and rage, combined at times with teen violence, is on the rise with the lack of respect teens show for parents and authority.
Understanding teen anger
Anger is a normal part of adolescence and can be a healthy emotional response to outside stressors. Anger is a secondary emotion for teens as it often masks other underlying issues including sadness, hurt, fear, and shame. When these underlying emotions become too much, a teen will often respond by lashing out.
“I don’t care what you say! I am doing what I want to do! I hate you and you just don’t want me to have fun!” “All my friends are allowed to stay out late– you are mean and want to ruin my life!” “You have no idea how I feel and you are only making it worse!”
When a difficult teen is out of control, they only can hear themselves and what they want. It is usually their way or no way! There are so many factors that can contribute to these feelings. The feelings are very real and should be addressed as soon as you see that your child is starting to run the household. Teen anger may lead to teen rage and teen violence which can soon destroy a family.
A local therapist who specializes in adolescent therapy can help your family diagnosis what is causing the negative behavior patterns. Conduct Disorder is one of the many causes of harmful behavior.
Many times you will find a need for a positive and safe program to help the teen realize where these hurtful outbursts are stemming from.
Parents tell us constantly that they are looking for a boot camp to achieve their mission to make their child pay for the pain they are putting the family through. In some cases this can create a violent teen.
We feel that when you place a negative child into a negative atmosphere, most children only gain resentment and more anger. We do not refer to any boot camps.
P.U.R.E.™ believes in a positive peer culture for teen help to build your child back up from the helplessness they feel. Learn more about therapeutic boarding schools that offer enrichment programs such as animal assisted therapy to help young people learn coping skills for anger management.