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Violent Behavior in Children and Teens - Topic Overview

How can you manage your own anger without becoming violent?

  • Talk to someone. Find a trusted friend or adult to help you one-on-one if you're afraid to talk or if you can't find the right words to describe what you're going through.
  • Be calm. Try to express criticism, disappointment, anger, or displeasure without losing your temper or fighting. Ask yourself whether your response is safe and reasonable.
  • Listen. Try to listen and respond without getting upset when someone tells you something you may not want to hear. Don't overreact; try to see the other person's point of view.
  • Seek solutions. Work out your problems with someone else by looking at different solutions and compromises.
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