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When your teenager shouts it can be frustrating, embarrassing, and annoying. You might find your child becomes more easily upset, irritated, or angry as they go through the emotional and physical changes brought on by puberty.
When children experience big emotions, they often respond in a big way, like shouting. Adults do it too. Shouting is a natural reaction when we feel angry, frustrated, or upset.
We don’t want our teenagers to suppress these big emotions - that's not healthy. We all feel angry sometimes. Instead, we can help them to calm down before they lose control and start shouting.