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A 37-year-old male asked:

Please share an interesting fact about parenting a child with temper tantrums.

21 doctor answers27 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Ignore: Timeouts are effective, 1 minute for each year of age, when the child can understand consequences.
Dr. William Golden
A Verified Doctoranswered
47 years experience
Ignore: Use planned ignoring. Walk away or look away. Attention reinforces tantrums. Don't give in to them.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Ignore: When tantrums don't get any attention, they go away after increasing to try to get you to respond.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Ignore: Remain calm, speak in soothing voice & focus on trying to understand what your child is upset about.
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Ignore: Any attention reinforces a behavior, so ignore the tantrums and they will decrease.
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Ignore: You can "manage" temper tantrums by anticipating situations you know may occur.
Dr. Marshall Seligmann
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Ignore: Temper tantrums can become more frequent if the child is rewarded by getting what they want.
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: Temper tantrums are a normal behavioral variant, and occur in 80% of 2-4 year olds.
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 41 years experience
Ignore: Cold water from a squirt bottle will get a child's attention better than yelling or spanking.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Ignore: Don't give in to the behavior, you'll only reinforce that such temper tantrums work to manipulate U!
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Ignore: To reduce tantrums, don't fight them - acknowledge what your child is feeling! EMPATHIZE.
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Ignore: Walk away, they love an audience to perform in front of.
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Ignore: Ignore him when he throws a tantrum. Go to him as soon as he quiets down.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Ignore: Ignoring a tantrum is the most effective and appropriate way to react.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Ignore: Keep in mind each parent goes through this stage with their child.They r part of the human condition.
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Ignore: Don't pay attention to temper tantrums, give them attention for good behavior. You are the boss!
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Ignore: The most important part of dealing with temper tantrums is to be as calm as possible and consistent.
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Ignore: Tantrums are a creative way to get your attention. Respond to it continues, ignore it goes away.
Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
Ignore: Ignore negative behaviors. Kids have tantrums to make an impression on Mom or Dad. Leave the room.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ignore: Set Firm but Consistent Guidelines! Not easy task but pays off in long run.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Ignore: Worth ruling out a sensory processing disorder by getting specialized OT eval.

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