Anger at any age can be a sign of underlying anxiety, distress, frustration, embarrassment or sadness. Of course it's also normal for parents to clash with their teenagers as they become more independant and want to make their own choices. The books in the general Secondary school and Young adults section all have top tips on communication and choosing your battles, but the resources below have some specific advice on dealing with anger.
If you often get really angry, it might be because you are upset, frustrated or anxious. Feeling angry a lot of the time can be exhausting and can happen at any age. In your teens and early twenties it's normal to get quite strong mood swings and these can sometimes take you by surprise. Angry feelings might also be made worse by lack of sleep, alcohol, or drugs. It can be really helpful to talk to someone about how you feel and you could try some of the helplines , 1-2-1 chat online or look for some counselling options (see our self -help for young people page here). All the books listed should be available for free in your local library.