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If my daughter still has temper tantrums at 16yo, will she have them forever?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on source

Whether 16 or 60, tantrums after childhood generally represent a boiling over of supressed feelings.
Those who do not learn to acknowledge their feelings & share them effectively can be hobbled by sporadic rage. Counseling focused on improving these areas can give anyone a worthwhile skill & a chance to enjoy life without feeling the loss of control that often gives them low self esteeme.

In brief: Depends on source

Whether 16 or 60, tantrums after childhood generally represent a boiling over of supressed feelings.
Those who do not learn to acknowledge their feelings & share them effectively can be hobbled by sporadic rage. Counseling focused on improving these areas can give anyone a worthwhile skill & a chance to enjoy life without feeling the loss of control that often gives them low self esteeme.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends...

Typical temper tantrums are most commonly observed in children aged 2-4, and most children learn to modulate their emotional and behavioral responses by the age of 4 years.
Tantrums, especially severe ones, could be a manifestation of anxiety disorder.

In brief: Depends...

Typical temper tantrums are most commonly observed in children aged 2-4, and most children learn to modulate their emotional and behavioral responses by the age of 4 years.
Tantrums, especially severe ones, could be a manifestation of anxiety disorder.
Dr. Jay Park
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