Parenting is the hardest job, especially when you are parenting teenage children. They easily get annoyed; they need their freedom and want to spend their time in whatever activities way they want. There is a limit to at what extent you can stop a teenager and nag them, but where those limit ends they get highly annoyed and lose their temper even over small things. In this scenario it is very important that parents know how to deal with angry teens to avoid bigger problems as kids of this age easily fall for wrong activities like Smoking, cutting wrists, drugs addiction, adult activities etc.
“Anger is only one letter short of danger.”
Evaluate your child’s behavior and Consider following tips for dealing with anger of your young one.
Know that he/she is changing
It is age an age of hormonal, physical and psychological changes. These changes make him act way different then he acted as a child. Now he gets easily confused because he is observing new things about himself and the outer world, that confusion might make him irritated or angry. As a parent you must understand his position and give him the right to be himself. Let him figure things out by himself.
The best option you have is to teach your children, when he calms down talk to him in a polite manner, tell him that you understand what he feels but bursting out with anger is not helpful, there are better ways to show your feelings like he can share his problems, he can write down his feelings and he can always talk to you. And that being aggressively physically or verbally abusive make him look bad and it just fuel the anger. So it’s better that you let other person know your point rather than ruining your own peace of mind.
Engage him in healthy activities
A teenager with unproductive and useless activities will show his anger more often than the child who is involved in healthy activities like outdoor sports that consume his energies. Try to engage your children in all kind of healthful exercise i.e., Yoga, that will help him to keep a silent mind and peaceful heart. Other than that let him stay busy and wholeheartedly engaged in something he love to do as this is the age he will find out what he want to be in the future.
Keep the patience
To deal with a teenager you must know that you are going to need a really big heart and a really peaceful mind as you will have to endure a lot. You cannot lose your mind while making him understand that how he should react to things in a less furious way. Avoid heated arguments and always talk peacefully over an issue.
Be a good listener
As a teenager your child might just need anyone to hear his problem and feelings. It is very well said that “A problem well heard is a problem half-solved.”
Take care of his diet and sleep
Diet plays a very important role in how a person react over things, it effects the mood and emotions of a person, be sure your child is eating healthy and he is eating 3-4 proper meals.
Sleep is also an important element, in teenage people get broken sleep cycles. They sometimes sleep a lot and sometimes they stay wake all the night. Make sure your child sleep minimum 8hours a day.