Anger Management for Teens
Usually, it isn’t hard to identify the fact that your child has anger issues. That’s the easy part. The difficult part often is getting a teen to open up about their feelings. It is very common for teens to internalize anger and the only time that parents, teachers, coaches etc. have to deal with the anger is when it manifests itself outwardly in a destructive way.
The greater issue here is when a sense of denial exists (either by the adult or the teen) which only leads to even more destructive expressions of anger. If this sounds like a description of your teen, it is time to reach out to Coach T for assistance before anything drastic becomes of the situation or before your teen’s anger builds to the point that it begins to define his/her character.
Anger Management for Teens
It is always best to bring an end to these sort of habits as quickly as possible. Denied anger can manifest in many ways. It is most commonly observed in the form of depression, obsessions with death, and outlandish attitudes or verbal abuse toward others in the family. If this issue persists and not identified right away then it usually leads to things becoming more physical like fights, fires, and even punching objects such as walls. Correcting anger can be a long term process but the earlier it is address the better. Even with a coach, he/she is not likely to come home fixed of this problem in one session but with Coach T on your side, he/she can start the process of building the skills that your teen needs to identify and control the anger.
As we go through the anger management process, it is important for parents to remember that anger is an emotion that is usually secondary to something else that is going on inside of the teen. The teen is not likely just acting out because of his anger. However, he is either hurt, disappointed about something, in some sort of physical or emotional pain, or simply battling with sadness. The trigger that most often ignites outlandishness is anxiety. There is nothing about bad and uncontrollable behavior that is right but parents need to be focused on the origination of the problem not the after affect. Coach T’s goal will be to get down to the core of the problem, help the teen to find comfort in addressing the real issue, and then finally helping the teen to communicate about it in a positive way so that the unhealthy episodes can stop and the healing can begin.
If you'd like to discuss this issue with Coach T, feel free to get in touch with Youth Empowerment Life Coaching. He would be more than happy to talk with you over the phone if you think that might be helpful.
You can contact him for a free consultation Monday through Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at 713-256-6922 or via email at CoachT@youthempowermentcoaching.com. He’ll be delighted to assist you in any way possible.