aren't intentional or planned. They are a normal response to anger and other strong emotions. It's best to prevent tantrums if you can. But if you can't, sometimes the best way to deal with a temper tantrum is to ignore the tantrum or distract your child.
You may be able to help prevent or reduce how often temper tantrums happen by:
Sometimes ignoring a temper tantrum works best. Ways to ignore your child during a tantrum include:
You may be able to shorten a tantrum by:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerThomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - PediatricsLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofMay 4, 2017
Current as of: May 4, 2017
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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