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Temper Tantrums

Temper Tantrums

Throwing temper tantrums are a part of normal childhood development and through this they are also able to communicate their feelings to their parents or guardians, in socially acceptable ways.

These usually start when they are a year old and continue until they are toddlers.


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Causes of Temper Tantrums

  • The child is either hungry, tired, upset, or worried.
  • They want to be on their own and they will throw a tantrum if they can't do what they want.
  • They are trying to catch your attention to test your rules.
  • They are not able to articulate exactly what they need, feel, want to which upsets them.
  • They do not understand what you want them to do.


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Other Things to Know About Temper Tantrums

  • Temper tantrums are severe and can last long, and may happen often
  • Your child is not able to fully articulate their needs yet so it's best to be understanding
  • When they reach 3 and up, the tantrums will continue or get worse
  • Some kids when throwing temper tantrums will hold their breaths in order to cause fainting
  • The possibility of your child hurting themselves or others during tantrums is likely


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Responding to Temper Tantrums

  1. Keep a calm state of mind
  2. Don't give the child attention until they're calmer
  3. Never in any scenario should you spank or hit your child
  4. Don't give in to their tantrums or bribe them to stop their tantrums. The child will learn that they will be given what they want or reward for using inappropriate behavior
  5. Remove potentially dangerous objects from your child and their path
  6. Use time-outs to allow the child to get back in control


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Preventing Temper Tantrums

  • Stick to routines for meal and sleep times.
  • Give your child a toy to distract themselves.
  • No child is perfect. Learn to manage your expectations.
  • Help your child prevent frustration by preparing them beforehand for any events or changes that may happen.
  • Let your child know the rules and stick to them. You are your child's first role model.


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