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Tantrums (Overview)

Tantrums are emotional outbursts in children that usually consist of an uncontrolled mix of crying, stomping, and rolling on the floor. Adults can sometimes have tantrums too.


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What causes temper tantrums in kids?

What causes temper tantrums in kids?

See below: Temper tantrums are an immature response to anger and frustration. Children may respond this way when they have limits placed on a particular behavior. ...Read more

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Tantrums (Overview)

Tantrums are emotional outbursts in children that usually consist of an uncontrolled mix of crying, stomping, and rolling on the floor. Adults can sometimes have tantrums too.


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My 3yo daughters behavior is a nightmare.It goes beyond typical tantrums and fit throwing,shes extremely mean to animals.What can I do,who do we see?

My 3yo daughters behavior is a nightmare.It goes beyond typical tantrums and fit throwing,shes extremely mean to animals.What can I do,who do we see?

Seek referral to a : child psychiatrist nearby in Longview: http://www.vitals.com/child-psychiatrists/tx/gilmer for evaluation, management & referral to a child psychologist for behavioral therapy. Ask your school district's Child Find Team to assess her development & check for autistic behaviors. Stop any/all verbal & physical aggression at home. BPD inheritance risk is ~ 20%. Obtain a 3-generation family history ...Read more

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Managing Temper Tantrums (Checklist)

Try distraction
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Ignore attention-seeking tantrums
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Avoid rewarding tantrums &emdash; don't give in to what child wants
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Reward good behavior
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How do I handle tantrums?

How do I handle tantrums?

Ignore, or time outs: Oftentimes if you ignore a toddler's tantrums, they will self-resolve as the child realizes he/she receives neither positive nor negative feedback in response to them. Also, the time-out technique (1 minute for every 1 year of age) may be beneficial for getting rid of tantrums and other negative behaviors (hitting, biting, etc) in young children. Whichever method you use, consistency is important. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for temper tantrums?

What is the treatment for temper tantrums?

Ignoring them: Tell the child at his language level what behavior you want & consequences for tantrums. When he tantrums, give 1 warning, then immediately walk him from behind -don't talk or make eye contact- to time-out. Repeat till he stays put, then set a timer for 1min/yr of age. . Consistently ignore the tantrums, which first worsen in an attempt to elicit negative or positive attention before they cease. ...Read more

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My 19month old won't sleep through the night wakes 2 times and refuses to let the bottle go he is always sick, how do I get rid of the bottles and get him to sleep through?

My 19month old won't sleep through the night wakes 2 times and refuses to let the bottle go he is always sick, how do I get rid of the bottles and get him to sleep through?

Throw them ALL away!: Ignore the tantrums that ensue without making eye contact, looking upset, or verbally consoling him. Buy open-mouth plastic cups, not sippy cups he can shlep around or take to bed. Have him checked for iron-deficiency with & without anemia; both can cause developmental delays. Take him to a pediatric dentist. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./ day; juice to zero. Watch him get healthy. ...Read more

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I had a meltdown/ temper tantrum infront of my drug counseler, what to do?

I had a meltdown/ temper tantrum infront of my drug counseler, what to do?

Apologize: Apologize, and get counseling for "anger mangagement". Controlling one's temper is an essential process in maintaining "sobriety", so "amends" do not have to be made unnessicarily. ...Read more

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How can I prevent tantrums?

How can I prevent tantrums?

A new TipTap: By repeatedly ignoring them, children learn that there is nothing gained. Even young children can learn this lesson.This helps minimize them if you are consistant. ...Read more

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My son gets out of control; angry, slams door, tantrums & disobeys will he need medicine or what?

My son gets out of control; angry, slams door, tantrums & disobeys will he need medicine or what?

TANTRUMS:: First, find out cause, go accordingly. New onset? Look for the stressors: home: too strict/many rules, problem with sibling/s if any, sleep, rest, health, etc; school: bullying, peers, academic performance, etc. Talk to him, offer help, practice positive re-enforcement. Talk to his teacher. If further help needed, the best person is his pediatrician, may need add/adhd evaluation/counselling. ...Read more

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How can I get my 2 year old son to stop throwing tantrums?

How can I get my 2 year old son to stop throwing tantrums?

Ignoring: The best method is to ignore the child. Make sure she is in a safe place. She needs to get LESS attention from you during a tantrum, not MORE attention! The Storm will pass. Try starting your bedtime routine a bit earlier, and keep the same routine each night. Warm bath, quiet reading time, and no TV. ...Read more

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