Teach Teenagers to Tame Temper Tantrums and Manage Anger

"Teaching teens to tame temper tantrums"--now there's a cute little alliterative phrase. But in real life, teaching adolescents to control anger is a LOT easier said than done. As parents, we often (wrongly) think it's our job to keep our kids under control. To whip 'em into shape, as it were.



But parents can only model good choices, establish boundaries and enforce consequences. We have no ability to force kids to do anything. And if you have particularly strong-willed kids like mine (see that sweet little face next to me in photo--poster child hard head! Truth!) you'll have less trouble moving Mount Rushmore than making them do things they don't want to. Teens must learn to manage their own emotions and behavior. But there are some things we can do as parents. We can help teens deal with anger. Here's how.  How to Teach Teenagers to Tame Temper Tantrums and Manage Anger

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