Raising Teens – kicking off

How do parents cope when their teens kick off? Anger is a powerful emotion and the teenage years can see an explosion of strong feelings.

Raising Teens is back for a second series on Monday 4 November 2019. Episode one covers anger in teenagers. Our young reporter, Lola, interviewed teens to discover how they feel when the red mist descends.

“I just kind of feel explosive and just like I want everyone to shut up and listen and just… I dunno… I just feel really frustrated.”

“I can feel it tingling… like bubbling in my stomach. And it’s like, oh, not a nice feeling but it’s nice to get it out.”

Raising Teens host Guy Lloyd discusses why teens get angry, and what parents can do when it all kicks off, with four guests: Donna Peters-Lamb, psychotherapist at Make Sense Psychotherapy, PC Joe Davies, from Sussex Police Youth Prevention Team, Carl Scott, Reboot (early youth intervention programme) coach, and Ed Hallwood, Room to Rant tutor from Audio Active.

Join us at 8pm on Monday 4 November on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey and online.

If you need help with teenage anger, here are some great resources:

NHS advice on teen aggression and arguments 

Young Minds’ advice for teens on anger 

Young Minds’ advice for parents on anger

Young Minds’ Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines) 

Audio Active’s Room to Rant: A space for young men to be themselves, talking and exploring their struggles and life experiences through spoken word, rap and hip hop.

Make Sense Psychotherapy: Donna Peters-Lamb’s private practice in the Brighton and Hove and East Sussex area