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Toddler Tantrums

Tantrums are the most common behavioural problem in children between the ages of 18 months and three years. They are also a normal part of development.

Some toddlers have regular tantrums, while others experience them less frequently. Tantrum prevalence generally increases up to three years of age and declines when the child goes to school. Children with strong wills and high emotions are more likely to fall into tantrum behaviour than those with milder temperaments.

Tantrum behaviour varies greatly in children. Reactions may vary from a full-blown screaming, hitting, kicking, pushing and pulling outburst to a milder response that includes whining or crying. Some toddlers have one tantrum per month while others have as many as six per day. Duration can vary from less than one minute to more than 40 minutes.

For the full article click follow this link: Toddler Tantrums.pdf

By Dr Lin Day (founder of Baby Sensory, Hello Baby, and Toddler Sense)

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