Angry behaviour often comes from feeling anxious, sad, helpless or frightened. Anger can be an easier emotion to express especially if you feel you can’t talk to anybody. We have help and advice for you, whether you are a parent or a young person who is struggling.

For Parents – understanding anger

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 independent 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 specific advice on dealing with anger.

Responding to Anger in Children:
 video from the Parent’s Lounge on YoungMinds

Books (check our anxiety section too)

For young people – coping with anger