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What causes temper tantrums in tweens?

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Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Pediatrics
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
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