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How to Handle a Temper Tantrum

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Tantrum Prevention Tactics continued...

Praise your child for getting it right. When he stays cool in a situation that would normally have triggered a tantrum, tell him he did a good job of controlling his temper.

If temper tantrums are becoming more frequent, they haven't stopped by around age 4, or your child is in danger of hurting him or herself or others, it's time to call your child's health care provider.

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Reviewed by Amita Shroff, MD on September 29, 2014
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