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Taming temper tantrums

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Tantrums come in various guises and have various names including wobblies, tanties and hissy fits to name a few.  They can be loud and noisy with lots of shouting and yelling. They can be quite physical when doors are slammed and objects thrown. And they can be silent kind that involves sulking, which can be just as difficult to manage as the more overt kinds. Kids of all ages throw them but the frequency is a little higher in the toddler and teenage age groups.  So what are tantrums about?   There are two types of tantrums that kids throw. The first type is a frustration tantrum. Children can become frustrated easily when they can’t do things, or can’t get the words out so they act out. This is a way of getting rid of your frustrations,  that most of us grow out of. It may be valid for a four year old to throw their shoes in the air in frustr...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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