Temper Tantrums, You're Not Alone.
What every parent needs to know about their childs behavior.
What defines a temper tantrum?
These are extreme episodes of frustration or anger that can include shouting, screaming, crying, hitting, and much more. (Berk, 2010)
Temper tantrums are one of the most common childhood behavior problems. 20% of two year olds, 18% of three year olds, and 10% of four years old have at least one a day. (Daniels, Mandleco, & Luthy, 2012)
Why do children have these episodes?
Are all temper tantrums normal?
How can you prevent your child from having tantrums?
Berk, Laura E., (2010). Development through the Lifespan.
Daniels, E. Mandleco, B., Luthy, K. E., (Oct. 2012). Assessment, management, and prevention of childhood temper tantrums. Journal of the Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 24.