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Please provide some do's and don'ts on parenting a child with temper tantrums.

26 doctors weighed in across 21 answers
Dr. David Liu answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Ignore: Setting boundaries that are firm and understandable; ignore tantrums when possible.

Answered 4/23/2014

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Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Ignore: Temper tantrums are speaking frustration without words. Stay calm, place in time out, don't give in.

Answered 9/14/2017

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Ignore: Don't give into the demands created by the tantrum, explain your reasons.

Answered 9/22/2017

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ignore: Remember that any attention reinforces a behavior, so if you ignore the tantrum, it will stop.

Answered 10/22/2017

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Dr. Marino Tavarez answered

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Do: Do make sure your child gets a good night's sleep - goes a long way toward promoting good behavior.

Answered 5/21/2014

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Dr. Marshall Seligmann answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ignore: Do not provide attention to your child during temper tantrums.

Answered 6/2/2014

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Dr. Cindy Williams answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Never: Never let them see you sweat. Keep your face neutral. Wait till they calm down, then talk about it.

Answered 6/4/2014

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Dr. Tanya Russo answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ignore: Children will rarely ever seriously injure themselves during tantrums.

Answered 7/4/2014

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Dr. Neigatha Graney answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ignore: To minimize temper tantrums, do maintain a regular schedule for feeding & adequate sleep.

Answered 7/6/2014

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Dr. Charlene Sojico answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ignore: Simply ignore them. Say what you have to say in a firm tone and walk away. Our mistake is giving in.

Answered 7/18/2014

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Dr. Jennifer Konsker answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ignore: Consistency&Routine! If the response to the behavior is consistent & routine the behavior will stop!

Answered 7/20/2014

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Dr. Hien Tran answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ignore: The most important thing is to not pay attention to it or give in. Stay calm and in control.

Answered 7/23/2014

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ignore: Ignore and allow time for child to respond. Make sure the temper is not for a valid reason.

Answered 3/22/2015

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Dr. Kevin Passer answered

Specializes in

Ignore: Ignore non-violent tantrums. Praise when it's over. Don't pay attention to negative behaviors.

Answered 12/30/2015

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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral

Ignore: Ignore every tantrum. Don't react, talk to or look at the child. Learn to use time-out effectively.

Answered 11/19/2014

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Dr. Sari Nabulsi answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ignore: Ignore the tantrum and don't feed into it.

Answered 2/20/2015

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Ignore: Be consistent,Plan ahead,Encourage him to use words,give choices,Praise good behavior,distract,ignor.

Answered 3/17/2015

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Dr. Robin Larabee answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ignore: Ignore them! As much as possible. If it doesn't get attention, they won't jeep trying this tactic.

Answered 5/1/2016

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Dr. William Singer answered

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

Ignore: Co not physically restrain your child during a tantrum.

Answered 4/12/2015

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Dr. Holly Maes answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ignore: Do stay calm. Outburst will worsen if you get drawn into it as well and lose your cool. CHILL!

Answered 4/8/2016

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

Ignore: Get a good sensory integration eva(OT) most likely has been unappreciated for kids with persistent t.

Answered 6/22/2019

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