Outbursts & Temper Tantrums

Learn from our experts how to deal with your child's temper tantrums and angry outbursts. From toddlers to teens, we explain how to manage tantrums when they happen—and how to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

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4 Things Not to Do When Your Child has a Tantrum

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"Too often, parents work under the faulty assumption that if they can simply explain things to a child having a tantrum, the child will fall in line and stop misbehaving. As a result, many parents talk above the developmental level of their toddler." Knowing how to handle your child or toddler effectively can feel overwhelming at times.... Read more »

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Teen Temper Tantrums: 6 Steps to Stop the Screaming

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You thought the terrible twos were bad. Now you’re dealing with the terrible thirteens—and it’s even worse. When she was two, she cried, kicked, and screamed. At 13, she’s yelling, slamming doors, storming out of the house, and screaming, “You can’t control me!” You can reduce and eliminate teenage tantrums by taking these six steps. But... Read more »

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Managing Your Child’s Meltdowns and Tantrums

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The parents I've worked with often have ineffective ways of responding to and managing their child's meltdowns. They either go to one extreme and yell, threaten, restrain, or even spank the child, or they go to the other extreme and give in. In both cases, the parent may stop the meltdown, but they haven't taught... Read more »

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