Temper tantrums are common emotional and physical outbursts of screaming, kicking and crying in toddlers. These fits of frustration stem from an inability to express themselves. Parents should handle temper tantrums by trying to distract the child, remaining calm and unemotional, and giving time-outs. Read more: Temper Tantrums Article
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- Children: Your Child's Behavior and Development -- Steven Parker, MD
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Prevention & Wellness
- Health Tip: Prevent Temper Tantrums
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- Big Changes in Psychiatry's 'Bible' of Disorders
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