Anger and violence among adolescents

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Adolescence is not an easy phase to get through in life. Physical and emotional changes occur at a rapid pace, hormones take over and emotions run high. Learning to adapt to this causes anger, rage and aggression.

The best way for parents to help their children through this, or even for the teens to help themselves, is to understand the causes of their anger and aggression. One of the reasons is the increased hormone levels in boys and girls. Emotions are heightened and there is also an uncertainty about the changes occurring in their bodies. Second is peer pressure.  This is a struggle that almost every teenager faces. Thirdly, high expectations of parents and the resulting mental pressure is also overwhelming sometimes. All these things result in frustration and anger.

Failure to manage and channelize this anger and aggression leads to violence, and in some cases, serious crimes. It takes a lot of patience to deal with angry teenagers, but it is very crucial that you deal with this. Your care and affection can go a long way!

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