a temper tantrum
best reaction to a temper tantrum is absolutely nothing at
all. Often, when you try and reason with your child, especially
a younger one, it just seems to make it worse, because they
often can't see any other side but their own in the heat of
By ignoring the
temper tantrum, he or she will eventually run out of steam.
Oftentimes you will find that after your child has finished
their screaming or yelling that the thing that started the
temper tantrum in the first place has been forgotten.
If children have
a temper tantrum somewhere that is unsafe for them to be (a
store, a backyard deck, the swimming pool), pick them up and
carry them somewhere safer. The last thing you want is an
uncontrollable child who then injures themselves because they
weren't paying attention to anything but their temper tantrum.