Tantrums are a common occurrence in early childhood, usually between the ages of one and three. They often arise from a child’s inability to express their emotions or communicate effectively. When a child is overwhelmed with emotions like frustration, anger, or sadness, they may resort to screaming, kicking, or hitting to express themselves. Other triggers […]
After a sleepless night spent tending to his scary dreams, the two of us had a hard time getting going this morning. We needed to run a few errands around town, so we handed him a granola bar and rushed him out the door.
We might see screaming, stiffening limbs, an arched back, kicking, falling down, flailing about or running away. In some cases, children hold their breath, vomit, break things or hurt themselves or other people as part of a tantrum.