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Tantrums: Why they happen? and what to do about them

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Asked by BlueballandKids at 10:43 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Tantrums in my house are almost ALWAYS a product of being sleepy. He has to put himself on the couch and sit until he is calm and willing to do whatever it was that I asked him to do that caused the tanrtum to begin with. He does surprisingly well.

    Answer by new_mom808 at 10:46 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • They happen because babies/toddlers are using the only power they know... crying. They want to test their boundaries. When they happen, you have to take 100% control of the situation! Never, never, never let your child get away with throwing a tantrum otherwise the next one will be worse. There has to be a consequence for their action when they throw tantrums.

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 10:47 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • tantrums happen because they think they can get what they want that way. I always walked away from them when they had one to avoid them then they knew it didn't accomplish a thing. so the best thing to do is ignore the behavior consistenly each and every time they do it consistency is the key thing in everything you do.

    Answer by dynameteduck at 10:59 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Tantrums in my house are a product ove being over tired or hungry. Which is easily remedied by food or sleep.
    It is a way for them to exaggerate a situation for the attention they crave. Whether it's due to wanting something (like food or sleep) or because they didn't get what they wanted. (A toy or ice cream) It's nothing more then a show of emotions to try and pull at your heartstrings, so that you'll give in. It shouldn't be fed into, it shouldn't be given into, and it shouldn't be tolerated.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:02 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

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