We live in a culture of blame. Everything is someone else's fault. This idea is reinforced by television, media, and what we see in the news. Frivolous lawsuits, high insurance rates; everything is someone else's fault. One of the things that kids struggle with is taking ownership for their own behavior.
For the 7th time in seven weeks I walked into the small room and sat in the circle of chairs. Seven sets of eyes watched me, a myriad of expressions on their faces. The faces have changed since week one, from looks that expressed anger and dismay at being forced into this circle, to apathy, to recep [...]
When teaching students anger management skills, it is also important to help them understand the way that drugs and alcohol can affect their ability to control their anger and other emotions and in general, hinder their anger management progress.
When working with teens who struggle to manage their anger, it's critical to keep it real. There is no magic bullet when it comes to dealing with anger management for teens. Changing how our brain is wired to enable us to manage powerful emotions takes time. As teachers and parents it is our role to [...]
Angry Children - Angry Teens - How to Talk to Angry Youth is a challenge with which many of us struggle. Angry youth are increasingly posing challenges for parents and teachers. Dealing with angry youth is critical for emotional health. Here's one powerful solution in starting that conversation with an angry student or an angry child.