What Do You Have to Be Mad About? How I Learned to Understand My Teen Boy's Anger Issues


What Do You Have to Be Mad About? How I Learned to Understand My Teen Boy's Anger IssuesAnger issues are one of the most common problems that families with teenagers deal with. It can be difficult to understand the sources of these problems, often making professional help necessary to bring about long-term change. With the right assistance however, most youths will show a quick and dramatic improvement.

Triangle Cross Ranch’s approach to adolescent issues has proven incredibly successful in bringing about long-term change. You can reach us today for help or more information at 1-866-471-6695. 

To most parent it often seems like their teenagers have nothing to be angry about and are acting irrationally. I used to feel like this about the way my son was behaving before I learned more about adolescent anger problems. My son would often act out in school, getting in frequent fights and showing a complete lack of respect for his teachers. This behavior also carried over to the home, with him frequently acting aggressively towards the rest of the family.  I spent years blaming my boy for his anger and failing to understand what was driving these feeling before things finally came to a head. One day during Christmas break my boy came into my room and asked to talk to me. He seemed uncomfortable and oddly subdued compared to his usual demeener. Once we started talking he quickly told me that he had been struggling with depression for at least 2 years and felt like it had finally gotten so bad that he needed help. He also went on to say that he was sorry for the way he often behaved and felt like the depression was a driving factor behind his actions. My wife and I were stunned that he had opened up to us in this way and we were determined to act quickly to get the right assistance. After investigating several different treatment options, we settled on a program that specialized in helping teens dealing with depression. This was the best choice we could have made. After returning home, our son seemed like a completely different person. Don’t miss out on bringing about this type of transformation in your child.


Behavioral Health


Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Education Consultants/Mental Health

Intensive Outpatient Programs
Mental Health Counselor/Therapists
Kid is being worked with “at home”, local therapy. They want their client back

Focus on: (referral based)
Mental Health personnel
Educational Consultants

IOP patients

Addiction Treatment

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Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
12 step programs
Celebrate Recovery

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Mental Health facilities

Mental Health

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911/Emergency: immediate crisis

Stabilization: up to 28 days

Psych Stay: 1-2 months

Structured Living:


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Guidance Counselors
Public Professionals