Saturday, October 16, 2010

My 12 year old gets angry with me

Questioner: darius

Subject: trouble child

Question: my 12 year old has a habit of hanging with older kids and just likes to hang out all day.she also has a habit of getting angry when i or her mother trya to talk to her about her actions.

Answer: Dear Darius, Well 12 year olds get angry.

Don't let her anger control you. Don't engage in her anger by getting angry back or allowing it to upset you. Ask her what she is so afraid of as anger is often and cover for either fear or loss.

It maybe she finds older children more accepting of her than children her own age. Is she having trouble making friends at school? If so then her talking about the why is important for both of you.

Best Wishes!

M Kay Keller