It's normal to feel angry sometimes. You may have too much homework or someone may have played your video games without asking. It could be that someone teased you or was mean. Sometimes you feel angry without even knowing why. Whatever it was, it's important not to loose your temper or fight with someone.
If you are angry, you may breathe faster or your face could be red. You may feel like yelling or breaking something. Sometimes anger makes you feel sad and cry.
When somebody is angry, first get away from the situation. Fighting won't help. Try to see what made them angry and see if you can help fix it. Once they cool off, try to talk with them and see what you can do.
If you are angry, try to figure out what you can do to make it better. It usually helps to talk with someone.
If you're angry, try one of the following to make your anger go away:
- Talk to a friend, sibling, teacher, parent, or adult
- Breathe and think about why you're angry
- Play a game
- Go exercise
- Draw or paint
- Anything else fun that will get your mind off being angry or help you deal
- Slowly count to 10
- Stomp your feet or punch a pillow (which can't get hurt, unlike another person)
- Get or give a hug
Author: Katie Ransohoff, high school student writer