What does anger in teen boys look like?It can happen gradually, with behaviors adjusting towards the negative and anger infused, or it can happen overnight, with your once sweet-natured teen bursting with anger and insults. There are several ways to display angry and aggressive behavior, including:
- Outbursts of anger, mainly when things don’t go their way.
- Acts of physical violence.
- Verbal abuse towards siblings, parents, and others.
- Bullying of peers, siblings, and even adults.
What could be responsible for anger in teen boys?As is the case with many psychological, emotional, and behavioral concerns, many factors can affect teen boys developing anger and aggression behaviors. Some may be environmental, while others may be biological. Perhaps your teen has struggled with a traumatic event, or he has lacked the right kind of emotional support he needs. There are several reasons he may display disruptive behaviors.
How can you help your teen with anger?Frustration will certainly be a part of your relationship with your angry teen, but it’s essential to focus on getting to the source of the anger so that you can help him work towards a way to react with less anger. Ways to help your angry teen:
- Encourage your teen to communicate openly and honestly to express his emotion in a healthy way.
- Set appropriate boundaries with consequences that can help your teen recognize how his aggressive behavior is not appreciated.
- Ensure that your teen is being treated by a therapist and other mental health professionals who can help meet his needs.