Feelings Are Important
Start by talking about how family members feel, then how others feel, and finally explore how YOU feel.
Get to know yourself
Think together about what makes people angry. Everyone gets angry for different reasons. Some people get angry when others take something from them; others get angry when people don't listen. Ask yourselves: What do we do when we get angry? Some people try to cool off before they speak. Others start fights. Some people scream. Some people don't say anything. What do you do?
Caring about others is another area teens can often use help with. Talk together about the problems of being a parent, the problems of being a student. Think about a recent situation in which you disagreed with each other. Exchange places: the parent is the youngster, the youngster the parent. Afterward, talk about it. Do you understand each other better now?