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Common Triggers for Aggression in Older Teens

If you discover your teen has a tendency toward aggressive behavior, there are steps you can take to help yourself learn more about the pattern and triggers so you then may effectively address the situation with your teenager. First, start by identifying the...

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How to Stop Child to Parent Violence in Your Home

In the United States, most of us have heard of cases called parent abuse, internationally known as child to parent violence. We have seen many tragedies fill the news of children beating and even murdering their own parents. The main problem with child to parent abuse...

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Causes and Contributors to Child Violence

One of the biggest issues with parents of violent children which may cause them to avoid seeking help is they feel responsible, often carrying a lot of shame, blame and guilt. As a parent, have you ever asked yourself: "What did I do wrong?" "If I had been a better...

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What is Child to Parent Violence or Aggression?

Raising any child is a challenging task, especially during the teen years. As part of normal development, teenagers often will act in ways that shock or surprise their parents--everything from dying their hair purple to breaking curfew to hanging out with friends...

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3 Tips for Coping with Teen Aggression

Teens these days are becoming more and more aggressive toward their parents, their friends, their schools and even themselves. The numbers are growing at an alarming rate of six to ten percent of the general population, with an even higher percentage in teen males....

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Tips for Traveling with Your Sensory-Challenged Child

Recently, I flew back home from my husband's family's Montana trip. In the wee hours of a 3 a.m. wake-up call to catch the plane zero dark hours, I noticed a groggy little boy in his PJs around the age of four years. I leaned over to my husband and motioned to him to...

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3 Tips to Prepare for Your Child’s IEP Meeting

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written document developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education. I have heard from scores of parents who went into their child’s IEP meeting blindly, unprepared and overwhelmed by all the...

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7 Tips for Coping with an Aggressive Child

If your "tween" or teenager is acting out in an angry, aggressive manner, consider these seven tips for coping: Catch Your Child Being "Good." No child always acts "bad." When you see your child behaving in an appropriate manner, praise these positive behaviors. Also,...

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Characteristics of An Aggressive or Violent Child

Your child has been acting out, but how do you know if he or she is aggressive with a propensity toward violence? Look for these characteristics of an aggressive or violent child: Bullying (verbal and/or physical) Name calling Starting rumors Physical aggression (like...

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Breaking the Cycle Consulting offers free resources for parents of violent, aggressive, or abusive teens, adolescents or young children. We hope you find these free resources helpful.

Breaking the Cycle Consulting is focused on helping families struggling with child to parent violence, and teen aggression and abuse within the home. We have programs available for every budget including free resources, low cost scripts and tips, a moderately priced, high value video program, or private one-on-one coaching. For more information about our programs please visit our programs page. Contact Laurie Reid at Breaking the Cycle Consulting for more information if you cannot find what you need here. Our mission is to help you, the parents of angry, aggressive, violent teens and adolescents. Tell us what you need. We want to be responsive to your’s and your family’s needs. Contact Breaking the Cycle Consulting today.


If you are struggling to parent an angry, aggressive child, we want you to know there is hope, and there is help. Breaking the Cycle Consulting offers education, information and programs for the whole family, including:

A free resource library to help you with issues of safety, substance abuse, influential friends, and much more.

Scripts to guide you through difficult conversations with a child who is acting out or engaging in unwelcome behavior.

A basic, easy-to-use, self-directed program designed to walk you through all the key steps you can take to ensure the safety of everyone in the family, including you, your spouse, other children, and your violent child.

Private one-on-one consultations with experienced, knowledgeable life coaches and therapists to address your family’s specific challenges and offer you guidance and support.

On-going support if you need it beyond the self-directed program.

Unlike traditional therapy or life coaching, Breaking The Cycle is designed specifically to address child to parent violence and associated issues. Our instructors have been trained in our unique program, which you can access at your convenience, 24/7, and work through at your own pace.

Regardless of where you are now, we want you to know you are not alone. Working together, we can break the cycle of child to parent violence.