Prevent your teen's anger from building up by allowing avenues for physical activity. Allow them to "take space" and cool down. Give them the personal space and privacy they need to express themselves creatively. Great ways of working out anger include:
Often, anger is a secondary emotion. For boys, especially, anger is sometimes seen as more acceptable than fear, sadness or shame. Therefore, it is important that all teenagers, boys and girls, feel that it is okay to express their feelings.
Relaxation techniques lower physiological arousal, and can help curb anger. Helpful techniques can include:
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