If you have a "hot temper", you may feel like it's out of your control and there's little you can do to tame the beast. But you have more control over your anger than you think. You can learn to express your emotions without hurting others.
You might think that venting your anger is healthy or justified, that you need to show your fury to get respect or that the people around you are too sensitive. But the truth is that anger is much more likely to damage your relationships, impair your judgment and have a negative impact on the way people see you.
At the other end of the spectrum, you may be someone who dislikes confrontation even though you feel angry inside, and this leads you to bottle up and resort to passive-aggressive behaviours such as withdrawal, silent treatment, sulking or sarcasm, naming, shaming, blaming and criticising. This is also mis-mangement of anger and you are also out of control.
Being a child or a teenager can be as challenging and difficult as being an adult, especially in the high pressured environments that we are living in today. They are often expected to behave like an adult but they are treated like children. With the pressures to survive school and puberty with their raging hormones, we take it for granted that our children are not stressed or are coping, but this is not necessarily so. They are bombarded with new knowledge and information on a daily basis, as well as high expectations upon them from family and teachers.