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Breaking Things Temper Tantrum
How do I teach my child that it is not ok to break things and bite people when she has a temper tantrum?
A temper tantrum is an event in which a child is angry and cries, screams, hits, kicks, and/or throws himself onto the ground to get things done his way from Mom, Dad, or another family member. Temper tantrums are loud, especially in public places, but are best ignored and politely handled from ...Read more
Read on: If it is the two year old it is the inability to express their needs, as well as it is the developmental time when the self is taking over ignoring all but their own need. I guess it's the same etiology for teens and all ages.See 2 more doctor answers
Unmet wants: Just like toddlers, tweens will have tantrums when they do not get what they want. If tantrums work, you will see a lot of them. Usually you have a few seconds warning. Decide quickly how important the issue is. If you would give in after a tantrum, give in before it occurs. If you will not give in, let the tantrum occur and be strong. Thus, no tantrums will be rewarded.
NO !: Temper tantrums are normal only in infants. I have seen a teenage boy dive through a plate glass window when reprimanded. Many kick doors and walls and the overwhelming reason for it is dietary mayhem.I have published this in the medica literature and have suggested that school shootings and vandalism are related to high calorie malnutrition, i.e. Junk foods, particularly sweet caffeinated drinks.See 1 more doctor answer
Pick your battles: Read books about teens. Educate yourself about development/adjustment to changes. Talk by not overloading with information. Just answer their questions. Put yourself in their shoes. Empathize. Pick your battles and ignore their drama. Tell them you care but set expectations for behavior; rules of the house, grades, etc. Respect their privacy. Tell them you love and care for them!
Seek help from...: Temper tantrum beyond childhood can be from unresolved anxiety. Seek help from mental health professionals.
Need more info: Typically-developing children begin to self-calm at 18 months of age and learn more mature coping skills as they age. If he still has two-year-old style tantrums, a behavioral therapist can help him develop more age-appropriate ways to deal with frustration.See 2 more doctor answers
Not Appropriate: Adults should not be having temper tantrums. Adults are expected to control their temper and problem solve and make good choices. If this person is hitting, berating, or abusing a partner or family member, it is likely to be domestic violence. Get advice from your physician or see a therapist or social worker. It could be a physical problem, also.See 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no association.Get a more detailed answer ›
Start with Ur Dr: Your pcp whether fp or ped may have some basic pointers you can start with. They will also be aware of other sources for parent skills training in your local. I have several local therapists who work with the kids & moms.High maintenance kids often require that you learn a new skill set.See 3 more doctor answers
Tantrums are not: age-appropriate prosocial & coping skills in adulthood. When you & the person are calm, explain that you will not engage when (s)he is tantruming..no talking, glaring, yelling, no positive or negative attention of any kind to reinforce the tantrum. Consistently ignore tantrums as they get worse before they stop. Encourage the person to seek diagnosis & treatment by a psychiatrist & psychologist.See 1 more doctor answer
Nothing.: Walk away; run away if you have to.
Get help: Professional help can be i valuable .You need a good evaluation for a mood did.Otimize nutrition, add essential fatty acids to you diet, regular exercise, access and reduce sources of stress, work on positive thinking and add positive supports to you life and relationships including counseling.See 1 more doctor answer
Not much at the time: It depends on your relationship with the person and how destructive and violent the temper tantrums are. Generally, i would not recommend saying anything to a person who is destructive and violent. Instead, i would focus on staying safe by leaving the area and/or calling 911. It's best to suggest that a loved one get professional help during a calm and pleasant period. Stay safe yourself.See 1 more doctor answer
A pediatrician, : child psychologist, psychiatrist or developmental/behavioral pediatrician asks if tantrums occur at home & at school, what medical, behavioral, socio-familial & learning problems co-exist & how they impact academics & peer interaction. Also, precipitants of a tantrum, behaviors he exhibits during them & consequences. Negative or positive attention reinforces a tantrum, so family therapy is vital.See 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no realation between the two.
Diet again!!!!!!: Look at so many of my answers! all the "junk" and all the sugary stuff (even diet drinks) are responsible for a huge amount of decay in our society. The ancient romans had lead glazed pots that caused their wines to have a sweet taste. It was at least part of their ultimate downfall. Hedonism is represented in our society in many ways and sugar is very much part of it.
I'm 27 and i still have temper tantrums, if anything they are getting worse with age. How can I better deal with this?
Anger management: You should either take an anger management class or go to a group. You can also see a counselor individually for help. You and others will benefit from getting help.