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Tired of my sister's temper tantrums. Will she always be like this?
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: If she's older than
2-4, her tantrums are no longer age-appropriate.
They'll continue as long as she receives positive or negative attention for them from your parents & others. If she's < 10 years old, you could "gift" your parents the book " little people" by dr. Ed christipherson, ~ $12 on amazon, or any book on oppositional defiant disorder by dr. Russell barkley. Calmly tell your parents your concerns, privately.

In brief: If she's older than
2-4, her tantrums are no longer age-appropriate.
They'll continue as long as she receives positive or negative attention for them from your parents & others. If she's < 10 years old, you could "gift" your parents the book " little people" by dr. Ed christipherson, ~ $12 on amazon, or any book on oppositional defiant disorder by dr. Russell barkley. Calmly tell your parents your concerns, privately.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on age
Temper tantrums are normal in infants.
They should disappear with a little aging. The commonest reason for their persistence is empty calories, particularly sugar in all its forms. Even adults have temper tantrums in today's world; hence so-called road rage. Inexplicable school shootings may well be related to high calorie malnutrition! sounds weird? It may be a practical explanation for study.

In brief: Depends on age
Temper tantrums are normal in infants.
They should disappear with a little aging. The commonest reason for their persistence is empty calories, particularly sugar in all its forms. Even adults have temper tantrums in today's world; hence so-called road rage. Inexplicable school shootings may well be related to high calorie malnutrition! sounds weird? It may be a practical explanation for study.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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