Is your teen constantly disturbing those around them? Do they constantly raise their voices and generally cause a ruckus? Dealing with disruptive teens can be extremely difficult and stressful. Finding out what works best for calming your teen down varies from person to person. However, there are a few things you can do to wrangle in disruptive teens and prevent future outbursts.
Working with your disruptive teen, not against them
- Find some time to calm down. The number one tip for any parent dealing with disruptive teens is to take some time every day for yourself. Dealing with disruptive teens can be extremely stressful, so taking time to calm down is important for your mental health and the well being of your teen. Parents need to be emotionally neutral when giving instructions to disruptive teens. Teens can be further provoked if you sound upset, so calming down is very important.
- Pay attention to your teen’s positive qualities. It’s important to maintain a positive relationship with your teen. Noticing positive things about them can make them feel good about themselves and their relationship with you.
- Seek support. It’s important for you to find other outlets other than caring for your teen in order to maintain a positive state of mind. Go out with your friends or attend a group therapy session. Finding a place for you to vent can help you destress.
- Set clear routines and rules. For disruptive teens who enjoy making everyone’s life chaotic, having set rules to follow can help rein them in. Make sure that they understand the consequences for not following these rules and regulations.
- Make sure your teen is supervised. Disruptive teens can get into all sorts of trouble if left unattended. Be there for your teen at all times.
Seven Stars can help
Seven Stars, a therapeutic program for teens ages 13-17 with neurodevelopmental disorders, can help your disruptive teen find success. For more information, please call 844-601-1167.