Temper Tantrums Directory
Temper tantrums are common in children, especially between ages 1 and 4, when kids are still learning how to communicate effectively. Popular tantrum techniques include crying, hitting, kicking, stomping, throwing things, and breath-holding. If they become regular or intense, parents need to look into what's causing the tantrums and find ways to stop them. Proper disciplinary techniques include staying calm and letting the child know tantrums are unacceptable, praising calm behavior, keep daily routines consistent, and giving the child some control over his/her world, i.e. letting the child choose whether she wants grilled cheese or PB&J for lunch. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about temper tantrums, what causes them, how to deal with them, and much more.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD, which affects children and teens.
Emotional Development in Preschoolers: From Age 3 to 5
WebMD looks at the emotional development of 3- to 5-year-olds and provides tips for parenting during this stage.
Preventing Temper Tantrums in Children: Strategies and Tips for Parents
When do you ignore your child's temper tantrum? When do you take action? WebMD provides tips and strategies to help you navigate a normal childhood behavior.
Frequently Asked Questions About ADHD
The experts at WebMD answer frequently asked questions about ADHD.
When Your Child Loses His Cool
What should you do when your child throws a temper tantrum? In the heat of the moment, it can be hard to choose the right strategy. Get tips here.
Is Your Child Spoiled Rotten?
Some experts say that about 5% of kids are spoiled in that they lack discipline, are manipulative, and are generally bothersome, but there's hope for the parents of spoiled kids.
A Simple New Strategy May Put Bedtime Struggles to Sleep
It's been a long day for Lola Franco and her husband, Kevin Seaman. They have barely begun to unwind from a hectic workday in New York City when they both begin to nervously eye the clock on the wall. Bedtime is fast approaching, and so is the battle to get their only child, two-year-old Patrick, to sleep.
Are Your Children Spoiled Rotten? Fits, Tantrums, and Other Signs
Do you spoil your children? For all ages and a myriad of behavior problems, WebMD helps parents regain control.