Temper tantrums are sudden outbursts of anger or frustration. They are a way children communicate strong emotions before being able to express them maturely.

During a tantrum, the child’s feelings become so intense that they become difficult for the brain at that stage to organize. Their unmet needs can be physical or verbal, and the frustrations are not necessarily indicative of a problematic child.

Tantrums are anxiety-provoking for the parents and very difficult for the child.

Tantrums are part of a child’s normal development and do not necessarily indicate a problematic child. They occur equally in boys and girls.

Signs of a temper tantrum:

  • Kicking
  • Screaming
  • Crying
  • Biting others
  • Hitting
  • Pinching
  • Whining
  • Making the body tense and rigid
  • Flailing arms and legs
  • Holding their breath

Even though temper tantrums are part of normal development, they can be frustrating and overwhelming for parents and children.

They may occur because of the child’s personality or particular circumstances. Parents need to learn how to respond to their child’s tantrums.

Tantrums present an excellent opportunity for parents to practice calmness, get their stress response in check, and learn how to help contain their child’s anger. Showing your child in distress your empathy and peace reduce the stress response.

We advise keeping children safe while distracting the little ones and remaining calm. We offer a complete guide for parents, including information about the physiological aspects of tantrums, the beneficial use of nonverbal behaviors when their child is having a tantrum, and the appropriate ways of rewarding demonstrations of self-control.

We’ll make recommendations to you as to what to say or do after the Tantrum subsides.

Tantrums become easily treatable when given proven tools. We at Healthy Connections believe that parents are instrumental in the family’s wellbeing. The earlier you equip yourself to handle your child’s temper outburst, the easier it will be for you and the better it is for your child.


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