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How can I prevent tantrums?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: You can't

Well, you could not have kids, I suppose.
.. but realistically, tantrums are a part of growing up. Starting at around a year, children become really po'd when they don't get their way. They don't get it - they feel out of control and just want what they want, when they want it. Have a plan ahead of time - pick your battles carefully, distract when possible, be consistent and avoid emotion.

In brief: You can't

Well, you could not have kids, I suppose.
.. but realistically, tantrums are a part of growing up. Starting at around a year, children become really po'd when they don't get their way. They don't get it - they feel out of control and just want what they want, when they want it. Have a plan ahead of time - pick your battles carefully, distract when possible, be consistent and avoid emotion.
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
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Dr. Susan McCreadie
Might consider a mindset change - goal is not to prevent tantrums (energy in motion or emotion), but to grow into more productive ways of expressing one's point of view. http://getrealforkids.com/resources/real-parenting/attitude-behavior/2504-listening-through-tantrums#
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You don't

Tantrums are a natural expression of frustration in kids.
They may fit because their hand dropped a toy & they want it to work better.They fit when you ignore their pleadings to stay nearby & are afraid you don't love them enough to be their slave. As they age & acquire language skills you can calm them with a promise to do "x" later.This makes them practice patience, a necessary step for growth.

In brief: You don't

Tantrums are a natural expression of frustration in kids.
They may fit because their hand dropped a toy & they want it to work better.They fit when you ignore their pleadings to stay nearby & are afraid you don't love them enough to be their slave. As they age & acquire language skills you can calm them with a promise to do "x" later.This makes them practice patience, a necessary step for growth.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Well, you might

minimize them if you can keep your child well-fed, well-rested & on a reasonable schedule at all times.
That's hard, especially if you have more than one child. The better a child can communicate, the less (s)he'll act out. You & your typically-developing 10-11 month-old can learn simple signs from "Signing Time" on PBS. Signing enhances language development, even in "neurotypical" tots.

In brief: Well, you might

minimize them if you can keep your child well-fed, well-rested & on a reasonable schedule at all times.
That's hard, especially if you have more than one child. The better a child can communicate, the less (s)he'll act out. You & your typically-developing 10-11 month-old can learn simple signs from "Signing Time" on PBS. Signing enhances language development, even in "neurotypical" tots.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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