When the teenager in your life is angry at you, it may seem like the last thing they want to do is talk. But the truth is, your teen is sending you messages with their behavior—especially their most off-putting, anger-laden actions. The key is whether you are willing to respond to the real message behind their anger.
Anger is simply defined as a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. Vince Berger, a mental health professional says that anger is an emotional response to a real, felt or imagined grievance. It may have its roots in a past or present experience, or it may be in anticipation of a future event.
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Apart from anecdotal evidence and a cornucopia of movies, books, and songs written on the subject of teenage angst, we can learn from scientific research that negative emotions become more common as people age from age 10 to age Then, from age 15 to age 18, the ratio of positive to negative emotions becomes stable. Parents always notice when their children become less happy and more irritable.
The findings, by researchers at Harvard Medical School, came from national surveys of nearly 6, American teens, aged 13 to 17, and their parents. The researchers found that IED was more common than thought, and that it is severe and persistent; kids usually start showing signs of IED in late childhood and the disorder persists through adolescence, the authors say. IED in teens is also linked with later problems, like depression and substance abuse in adulthood.
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Make sure your teen has a safe space in their home to process their angry feelings. Whether it is their bedroom or the basement, let your teen know this is a place to go to for self-reflection, or to journal or listen to music, until they are calm — and perhaps ready to talk about what is causing such explosive anger. Besides going through the awkwardness of puberty and dealing with those physical and emotional changes, your teen may be dealing with a heavy academic workload, peer pressure, romantic issues, sexuality, friend issues, and worries about their future.
Michael Currie, author of Doing Anger Differently. A clinical psychologist practicing in Newcastle, Australia, Michael Currie has worked with adolescent boys and their families for 20 years. Much of his attention has centered on the anger that can consume boys during their high school years. Manifesting in the home as sullenness, disobedience and fierce assertions of independence, teen rage confuses and distresses parents, who often make matters worse with their clumsy, if well-meaning, attempts to address it.