Tantrums are a normal part of development. They happen most between ages 1 and 3 years, but as so many of us know, some kids are huge tantrum throwers, and some are not. Many children have more tantrums prior to and around the time of language development . Before kids are fully verbal, they’re frustrated, and in that sense of frustration or hunger or dissatisfaction, tantrums can be an easy way for kids to try to get what they need. When You Can’t Ignore Your Child’s Tantrum Sometimes it’s really hard for us to stop tantrums. There are a couple of times when you can’t ignore your child in a tantrum. If your child is physically at risk of running into the street or in danger, grab him tightly and hold him or make it very clear to him. If your child is hitting or biting , stop it immediately and make sure that you let him know that it’s absolutely not acceptable by moving his body out of a situation or taking away a privilege. The Light at the End of the Tunnel Know th
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