Anger and violence have reached seemingly epidemic proportions within the fabric of our youth. From school violence, social media, to growing oppositional and defiant behaviors within the home; anger has surfaced more and more in the lifestyles of our youth. What are the answers? Should the focus be more on parental enrichment skills, or on social and emotional curriculum in school? Perhaps, greater monitoring of social media among our youth?
These questions, in themselves only point to what is a systemic and increasingly complex problem. A multifaceted approach is indeed needed to address this issue before it becomes even more intractable and leads to even greater anger and rage in our next generation.