How To Work With The Angry Teen

By Broyde McDonald

Don't let it freak you out if you are the parent of an angry teenager. This is not an unusual occurrence. Yes, you wish that everything was happier, but it isn't right now. However, there are things that you can do to improve the chances that everything will turn out well for you both. This article mentions a few of them.

Show him your love

When a teen is angry, it is good for him if he can have a loving parent that cares and displays his concern for him. See to it that your teen knows that he has your love, care and concern. It might not right now, but one day this will mean a lot to him.

Stay cool

When you are angry at your teen, make sure that you do not shout at him. When you shout it is just as if you are saying that you have no more control. And it also makes other people angry. If you want your teen to rebel against you, then shout at him.


You need to do more than just love and respect your teen; you also need to give him your respect. Your respect has the ability to greatly influence your teen, and get him to return your respect as well.

Your self respect

For you to work together, you both need to have respect for each other. When played out, this means that you are not going to let him shout at you or ignore you when you speak to him etc. Everyone should also understand that because he is angry does not mean that he is excused from doing his household duties and accomplishing his responsibilities to the family.

Look him straight in the eyes and stand up to him. Don't wimp out on him.

Understand him

Put effort into understanding what is making him angry. Know up front that if you just came out and asked him why he is angry that it is not likely that you will get the right answer. By observing him you will be able to see best what it is that is likely bothering him.

Many instances of teen anger is caused by depression. Get to understand what you need to about depression and how it affects teenagers.

Solutions from home

The best remedies to see your teen grow into a happy adult will take place right inside your home. Seriously consider doing an anger management class with your angry teen. When you do it with him, you will be able to help him with the exercises and really assist him with creating the character that you want him to have. - 31520

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