Title : Overcoming Violent Teen Behavior
Date: 27 Jun 21, Auth: Sarah N.

A Cause of Violent Teen behavior


What exactly is teen violence? The most concealed form of domestic violence is when raising a disturbed teen at home. Parents are too often inclined to discuss domestic violence in their relationships with their partners instead of the violence that frequently arises towards them and their other family members as well. It is a sad fact that many children learn to become physically violent from their earliest years of the relationship. Often, the violence is directed at siblings, parents, other relatives, and peers.


Avoid the passing Affect of Violence within the Home


The best way to avoid using violence as a means to resolve family problems is to develop healthy relationships with others. A major step in this direction is to identify the root cause of the problem. The root causes of violence can be complex. One common reason for domestic violence is mental health issues. Many depressed people, especially teenagers, turn to violence as a means to cope with negative emotions such as anger, frustration, and sadness. Unhealthy relationships resulting in poor communication and mental health issues exacerbate the likelihood of violence in the home.


Effective Communication is Key for overcoming Violence within the Home


The best solution is to encourage positive communication skills in order to promote healthy anger management in families with teenagers. The better the communication skills of parents and other household members, the better the chance that violence will not be a part of everyday life. It has been said, and should be noted that all problems are a communication problem. 

Either one of these three issues, or a combination of these occuring will make it a communication problem

1.)  Lack of communication,

2.)  Poor communication, or

3.)  No communication,

Many parents find that providing a safe exit and emergency numbers for emergencies is a valuable way to reduce the chances that violence will result from a lack of communication and social skills. The teenager who is willing to accept help from family and friends is in a much better position to deal with difficult emotions.


Effective communication skills are also important in the adolescent years. Adolescent girls are at particular risk of being victims of violence because they are generally associated with the peer group in their community. The peer group can be an important force against violence amongst adolescents. Often, violent behaviors are learned from the "old" members of a family. Effective communication and respect for one another can be learned through the "old-fashioned" principles of common decency practiced in families in the past.


A second important way to avoid violence in the home is to remove children from situations where they may feel threatened. This can be done through supervision and sometimes even by simply removing children from situations where violence occurs regularly. In many cases, violence occurs because children are feeling neglected by their parents. If they have access to violence on a regular basis, they are often trying to fill the void of neglect in their lives.


Healthy anger management strategies provide important opportunities for teens to deal with upsetting feelings. It helps them gain control over their anger, learn to express anger in healthy ways, and gives them a sense of social support when and if they experience anger issues. These strategies can also minimize the likelihood that anger issues will lead to physical violence. Instead, healthy anger management can help teens gain emotional freedom from stress, improve their relationships, develop self-esteem and confidence, reduce feelings of isolation or depression, and gain a sense of self-worth.


Often violent teen behavior is a sign of what may be going on internally deeper than what you see.  Like a visible iceberg above the water is always less than the big part that cannot be seen below the surface.  Let us help your child before the issues become worse.  We are here for you and your teen, so let us help