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 tantruming child, 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 effectively handle your child or toddler can feel overwhelming at times. There’s so... 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 »

How To Discipline Your Kids In Public

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Parenting sometimes feels like theater, where everyone is a critic—and my family took center stage this past weekend. The morning started off so hopeful. I had all three kids and my husband on board to visit the Museum of Modern Art, which is close to where we live in New York. Minutes after our arrival, all three... Read more »

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