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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantrum

A tantrum, temper tantrum, meltdown or hissy fit is an emotional outburst, usually associated with children or those in emotional distress, that is typically characterized by stubbornness, crying, screaming, defiance, anger ranting, a resistance to attempts at pacification and, in some cases, hitting and other physically violent ...

www.babycenter.com/0_tantrums-why-they-happen-and-how-to-handle-them_63649.bc

Why preschoolers throw tantrums. A temper tantrum is the emotional equivalent of a summer storm – sudden and sometimes fierce, but often over as quickly as it starts. One minute you and your child are enjoying your dinner in a restaurant, the next she's whimpering, whining, and then screaming to go home. Thankfully ...

www.babycenter.com/6_your-3-1-2-year-old-tantrum-tamers_10329654.bc

She's 3, but still having tantrums. Although she's older, when she's upset she's every bit as emotionally primitive as she was as a toddler. (And, brace yourself — it's not unusual for occasional tantrums to pop up through the fours and beyond.) When your child is in full-meltdown mode, don't try to reason with her, no matter ...

www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/discipline/tantrum/tame-your-kids-tantrums

When your kid's in the middle of a tantrum, it can be tough to keep yourself from having your own meltdown, too. .... 20 minutes," says Melanie Pelosi, a mom of three from West Windsor, New Jersey. "We've ... Hugs make kids feel secure and let them know that you care about them, even if you don't agree with their behavior.

kidshealth.org/en/parents/tantrums.html

Why Kids Have Tantrums. Temper tantrums range from whining and crying to screaming, kicking, hitting, and breath holding. They're equally common in boys and girls and usually happen between the ages of 1 to 3. Some kids may have tantrums often, and others have them rarely. Tantrums are a normal part of child ...

consumer.healthday.com/encyclopedia/children-s-health-10/child-development-news-124/temper-tantrums-ages-3-to-6-646302.html

Why does my child have tantrums? Some preschoolers throw tantrums for the same reasons they did as toddlers: because they're exhausted, hungry, or scared . But at this age it's more likely because your child wants to test your authority or manipulate you. This isn't a knock on your parenting skills or a sign that he'll be a  ...

www.drgreene.com/temper-tantrums-worry

By age 3, kids should be learning how to calm themselves. It's normal for healthy preschool kids to have extreme temper tantrums sometimes, and to lash out at people or things on occasion. Starting to pay attention to tantrum styles rather than individual out breaks may help sort out what's healthy and what's not, and how to ...

www.medicinenet.com/temper_tantrums/article.htm

Temper tantrums are common emotional and physical outbursts of screaming, kicking and crying in toddlers. ... If a younger child is having more than two to three major temper tantrums per week, if tantrums (at any age) seem excessively severe, last longer than five minutes, involve violence (especially directed at younger ...

www.parenting.com/article/toddler-temper-tantrums

With my 3-year-old twins in tow, I navigated several steep flights of subway stairs, managed four train transfers and arrived safely at the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. I took photos of them in front of the giant Apatosaurus skeleton and imparted (probably erroneous, but who cares?) facts about the Jurassic era.