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Dr. Patricia Daniel
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Temper Tantrums (Overview)

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 a few feet away.


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What causes temper tantrums?

What causes temper tantrums?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Daniel
61 doctors shared insights

Temper Tantrums (Overview)

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 a few feet away.


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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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Dealing with Temper Tantrums (Tip)

Dealing with Temper Tantrums

When tantrums don't get any attention, they go away after increasing to try to get you to respond. ...See 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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What causes temper tantrums in tweens?

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. ...Read more

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Is it ok for teen boys to have temper tantrums?

Is it ok for teen boys to have temper tantrums?

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. ...Read more

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Dealing with Temper Tantrums (Tip)

Dealing with Temper Tantrums

Use planned ignoring. Walk away or look away. Attention reinforces tantrums. Don't give in to them. ...See more

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What to do to help my teen with temper tantrums?

What to do to help my teen with temper tantrums?

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! ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from having temper tantrums?

Seek help from...: Temper tantrum beyond childhood can be from unresolved anxiety. Seek help from mental health professionals. ...Read more

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Dealing with Temper Tantrums (Tip)

Dealing with Temper Tantrums

Let the child express themselves fully. ...See more

Tantrums (Definition)

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