Teen sentenced to anger management after fight with girlfriend

It’s only natural – and even expected – for teenagers to have a temper tantrum here and there, overreacting to a simple request to eat dinner as a family or slamming their bedroom door shut within minutes of entering the house. As such, it can be difficult for any parent to determine whether their child is just acting out, or if they could benefit from teen anger management.

Last month, a judge in Spain ruled the latter in a case involving a 17-year-old boy who threw a knife at his girlfriend while the pair were making toast. According to United Press International, the boy grew frustrated after his 16-year-old partner asked him for apricot jam multiple times, and finally sent the blade hurtling in her direction. The girl experienced minor bruising, but was otherwise unharmed, the source indicated. However, she reportedly told police officers that this incident “was part of a pattern of aggressive behavior” toward her.

The accused, whose name was not made public because of his age, was ordered to complete teen anger management classes and serve one year of probation. The news outlet indicated that he lives with his girlfriend and her mother, but it is unclear if that arrangement will be affected by the charges.

If you are concerned that your son or daughter may have a problem with rage, don’t wait until they have a run in with the law to get help. Our teen anger management courses have been specifically developed to help people in this age group develop communication skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.

Carlos Todd PhD LCMHC

Dr. Carlos Todd PhD LCMHC specializes in anger management, family conflict resolution, marital and premarital conflict resolution. His extensive knowledge in the field of anger management may enable you to use his tested methods to deal with your anger issues.


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