We all know the teen year are very tough years. Even more challenges face our teens today than ever before. Teens have it tough.
Talk to your son or daughter. I know what you are thinkng…. “have you ever tried to talk with a teenager?” I know that talking to teens can be difficult, but I challenge you to sit down and talk with him/her. They might give you a rough time and act like they don’t appreciate your conversation, but they do. Know what is going on in your teen’s life. Know their friends. Know their schedule. Know where they are at all times.
Provide structure and rules in your home and stick with those rules and guidelines. Teens are secure when they know the rules. They might not always like the rules, but they do appreciate your rules.
If you feel as though you are getting no where with your teen, there are plenty of resources in your community for counseling and therapy. Teens will sometimes open up to someone other than yourself. That’s okay. You don’t always want to talk openly to a loved one about what is bothering you either. Nothing personal.
Or, you might try an online anger management program such as angermanagementonline.com. We have a teen class that is completely online and affordable. Teens love the online format. They like the online format because they can be comfortable to express themselves in an environment that is anonymous. No one is judging them and there are like minded people taking the class.
You might also consider an anger evaluation for your teen. An anger evaluation will get to the point of finding out if there is a true anger problem and get your teen on a treatment plan to successfully express themselves. angerevaluation.com
There is hope and help available. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.