I just can’t control it…
It is not uncommon for people to lose their temper growing up, but it is important that we learn how to control it. Being prone to hitting, scratching, yelling, throwing and braking things and other outbursts can make it difficult for children, teens, and young adults to make and maintain friendships. Friends do not want to worry if they will be screamed at or hit because their other friend loses their temper, but not losing our temper impacts our relationships in other ways as well.
Being able to work through things in a cool, calm, and collected manner not only allows for us to show our friends that we are able to deal with stressful situations, but also shows that we can listen and understand both sides of a conversation. Knowing how to regulate our temper can allow us to figure out what exactly is bothering us and communicate it in a way that is effective for both people, allowing us to nurture our friendships as well as determine what does and does not upset both ourselves and our friends. If we are constantly losing our temper, friends may not want to confide in us and vice versa, which can make life more difficult since we would be hindering our ability for constant social interaction. Yet, despite this being common for some neurodivergent individuals, the Support for Students Growth Center has the tools to help.
At The Support for Students Growth Center, we provide the social, behavioral, emotional, and executive functioning skills children, teens, young adults, and their families need for a happy and successful life both in and out of school settings. Our team of professionals offers individualized and family coaching/counseling and social skills groups to help teach social skills skills to ensure parents do not have to worry that their kids will be unable to be the best they can be in and out of school setting on their own. So, if your child is struggling with skills like the ones listed above and much more, the SSGC is equipped with the tools to help.
Dr. Eric J. Nach, Ph.D., M.Ed., A.S.D.C., is a Developmental and Behavioral Specialist who specializes in Autism, ADHD and related disorders. Dr. Nach is the founder of the Support for Students Growth Center and College Life Skills Program where he and his team of professional’s help develop the Emotional Maturity, Executive Functioning, Life Skill and Social Abilities of children, teens, young adults and college students and those high school students preparing for college.