U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 31-year-old female asked:

My 2yr & 8 month old daughter rarely throwing tantrums instead she will silently cry & hide her face if she want something, is this normal?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
50 years experience
No tantrum : She could just be a shy child, as long as she has normal speech & develpment she indicated her needs & communicate with you & other, there is no problem. Good luck.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Agree with Dr. Ghattas. As socialization increases, eg., playgroups, preschool, there is more pressure for children to verbalize. If she has difficulties then, do share your concerns with pediatrician.
Jul 13, 2015
Last updated May 1, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.