Most children will grow out of having temper tantrums. With time, most children
learn healthy ways to handle the strong emotions that can lead to temper
Children who still have tantrums after the age of 4 may
need help learning to deal with their emotions. If tantrums continue or start during the
school years, they may be a sign of other issues, such as learning problems or
trouble getting along with other children.
Talk with a doctor if:
You have concerns about your child's temper
Your child is older than 4 and still has temper tantrums
Your child's temper tantrums turn into violent behavior that
harms your child, other people, or objects.
You have problems
handling your child's behavior, especially if you think that you might hurt
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