Handle child with temper tantrum

Depressive reaction and other emotional problems often go undetected in young children. For example, crankiness, tantrum, intolerance, hyperactivity and sleep disorder are common manifestations of depression in older children.

These kids beat their frustrations in the forms of defiance, running away from home and unruly behavior. All of these traits can signify hidden depression.

Outburst of anger or rampage in children is known as temper tantrum. Anger and frustration are the main causes of temper tantrum. Each child must have gained frustrating experience. Boys are three times more likely to experience it than girls.

For example, you refuse to buy an expensive toy for your son, then your boy tugs his clothes, tears up his books on the shelf, hits his brother, and so on.

When children run amok, they're generally screaming, stomping on the floor, kicking, hitting, swearing, banging their hands and heads here and there, rolling around, biting and throwing stuff.

Rampage is more common in children under 5. After that, the frequency gradually decreases with increasing age. Rampage can be triggered by a variety of situations. Basically, it's the same situations as that cause outrages among adults.

This problem usually occurs in active, energetic, stubborn children due to clashings between the developing children's personalities with your wishes.

Kids wanna show their power to get attention, to practice new skills and to take responsibilities for doing things they learn.

If you hinder children to achieve their wishes, they're raging. The outburst worsens if you tell their bad behavior to friends in front of them.

If you get wrong in working with children when they rampage, it'll likely develop into a habit because they feel finding a satisfactory way to annoy you.

Excessive protection and pampering will increase indiscipline in children. Consequently, children's rampaging habit may worsen. Amok, children sometimes wanna show their dislikes of undesirable situations, such as going to the doctor or to a place they don't like.

First of all, your mistaken attitude, such as protecting or spoiling in excess and too hard, and insecurity felt by children, should be addressed. You'd minimize contentious situations.

Kids should be encouraged. They must be allowed to play with friends around the same age. Kids should be encouraged to practice a variety of skills and to feel proud of what they've done.

If they're on rampages, don't be ministered. Don't give what they want. Children will stop raging when they realize their wishes wouldn't be fulfilled.

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