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Tantrums At Age 4
I'm 27 and i still have temper tantrums, if anything they are getting worse with age. How can I better deal with this?
Hi how can I get my sons age 2 and 5 not to be so active.They don't want to sleep and tantrums alot.Im from south africa?
Behavior management: Is based on telling kids what behavior you expect from them, then immediately ; consistently rewarding behaviors you want ; ignoring behaviors you don't want. " little people" by dr. Ed christopherson (on amazon) explains the use of time-out at home ; in public ; methods for correcting bedtime behaviors. Setting limits makes kids more comfortable, so you can enjoy playing with ; teaching them. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Before you go, tell: your child what behavior you want, the reward for complying & the consequence for not, at his language level. Make short trips to " catch him being good." If he tantrums, pick him up from behind; don't talk or make eye contact ; put him in time out in the car, if cool. Stay outside the car with your back turned. When he's quiet, set timer for 1 min/yr of age. Go back in, repeat till he quits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
STIMULANTS: Chocolates like coffee are stimulants that make kids hyperactive. Thats why we are not supposed to give even "pop". ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not offically: There are people of all ages that experience what some of us would see as Tantrum behavior. When you break it down, age 3 or 53 it is emotional dis regulation with inability to control your thoughts, feelings and behaviors until it just consumes you. It is typically learned to control in early childhood but not all of us benefit from that knowledge for multiple reasons. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Calm and assertive: Get down on his level and let him know what you need and expect out of him BEFORE you enter the store. Then if behavior isn't as expected follow thru with a pre-determined action, i.e. taking him to the car for a couple minutes. Most important - be prepared to leave if behavior is bad - don't allow bad behavior or reward it just because you have errands or are embarrassed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A rose is a rose; : a tantrum is an outburst of temper with screaming, hitting, kicking, etc. typically used by kids with limited language to obtain a desired object or avoid a non-preferred task. Ignoring tantrums & modeling developmental-age-appropriate self-calming skills extinguishes tantrums in neurotypical toddlers. Kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorder require intensive, repetitive behavioral therapy ...Read more
My 3.5daughter is counting if she's on her tantrum mood. is that normal?
She doesnt interact with us yet.
It isn't Normal.: At 3 1/2 years old, your daughter should be interacting with you and with others around her. If you haven't done so, you should see if her doctor have her evaluated by a Developmental Pediatrician. I will also refer your question to one in HealthTap. She should be able to guide you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 3 year old recently starting having extreme and violent tantrums every single night around 4am. Been happening for a week now. Any advice?
Night terrors are a : parasomnia, a sleep disorder that begins from age 3-12 & lasts till adolescence. During Stage 3-4 of non-Rapid Eye Movement Sleep, usually in the 1st half of the night, a child sits bolt upright, sleepwalks/runs, screams, & sweats, but doesn't respond to communication. S/he swings at, punches or kicks anyone who awakens him/her & has no memory of the episode. Don't wake him/her up. See comment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer