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Temper tantrums are unpleasant and disruptive behaviors or emotional outbursts. They often occur in response to unmet needs or desires. Tantrums are more likely to occur in younger children or others who cannot express their needs or control their emotions when they are frustrated.




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Tantrums usually begin in children 12 to 18 months old. They get worse between age 2 to 3, then decrease until age 4. After age 4, they rarely occur. Being tired, hungry, or sick, can make tantrums worse or more frequent.


When your child has a temper tantrum, it is important that you stay calm. It helps to remember that tantrums are normal. They are not your fault. You are not a bad parent, and your son or daughter is not a bad child. Shouting at or hitting your child will only make the situation worse. A quiet, peaceful response and atmosphere, without "giving in" or breaking the rules that you set, reduces stress and make both of you feel better.


You can also try gentle distraction, switching to activities your child enjoys or making a funny face. If your child has a tantrum away from home, lead your child to a quiet place, such as the car or a rest room. Keep your child safe until the tantrum has ended.


Temper tantrums are an attention-seeking behavior. One strategy to minimize the length and severity of the tantrum is to ignore the behavior. If your child is safe and not being destructive, going to another room in the house may shorten the episode because now the drama has no audience. Your child may follow and continue the tantrum. If so, do not talk or react until the behavior stops. Then, calmly discuss the issue and offer alternatives without giving in to your child's demand.


Make sure that your child eats and sleeps at their usual times. If your child no longer takes a nap, ensure that they still have some quiet time. Lying down for 15 to 20 minutes or resting while you read stories together at regular times of the day can help prevent tantrums.


If temper tantrums are getting worse and you do not think you can manage them, seek the advice of your health care provider. Also get help if you are not able to control your anger and shouting, or if you are worried that you may react to your child's behavior with physical punishment.


American Academy of Pediatrics website. Top tips for surviving tantrums. www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/family-dynamics/communication-discipline/Pages/Temper-Tantrums.aspx. Updated April 21, 2021. Accessed June 14, 2021.


Right now, many parents are wondering how soon vaccines to protect children from COVID-19 will be available. While that day is coming closer, some research suggests that families who do vaccinate their children may not be following the recommended schedule for other vaccines.


The study did not include the influenza vaccine, one that many parents choose not to give. The vaccines in this study were routine vaccines, given to all children and required for many schools and daycare programs.


Parents sometimes worry about giving several vaccines at once, something that the schedule calls for, especially at the 2, 4, and 6-month visits. Not only is it safe, but when parents spread out the schedule it takes longer before the child is protected, leaving babies vulnerable to these diseases. It also means more visits to the doctor: the study found that babies whose parents used an alternate schedule had three more vaccination visits than babies whose parents followed the recommended schedule.


Kids usually receive a diagnosis during childhood and the condition often lasts into adulthood. However, effective treatment is available. Left untreated, ADHD can cause serious, lifelong complications.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 11% of U.S. children between the ages of 2 and 17 have received an ADHD diagnosis. Worldwide, 7.2% of children have received an ADHD diagnosis.


People with hyperactive/impulsive type display the following ADHD symptoms. According to the DSM-5-TR, a child must display at least six of the following nine behaviors. These must pose problems in daily activity.


People with combined type display behaviors from both the inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive categories. According to the DSM-5, children must display at least 12 of the total behaviors (at least six inattentive behaviors and six hyperactive/impulsive behaviors).


For children younger than age 13, providers recommend parent training in behavior management. For adolescents, they recommend other types of behavioral therapy and training such as social skills training or executive function training. The goal of behavioral therapy is to learn or strengthen positive behaviors while eliminating unwanted or concerning behaviors. The goal of executive function training is to improve organizational skills and self-monitoring.


Medication can help people with ADHD manage their symptoms and the behaviors that cause issues with their friends, family and other contacts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved several different types of medications to treat ADHD in children as young as 6 years old.


Staying healthy is especially important for children with ADHD. In addition to behavioral therapy and medication, leading a healthy lifestyle can make it easier for your child to deal with their symptoms. Healthy behaviors include:


Almost all children have moments of daydreaming, misbehavior and/or distraction. But for children with ADHD, these moments are more than an occasional concern. The behaviors occur so frequently and at such an extreme level that they interfere with their ability to function effectively in daily activities.


Yes, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) considers ADHD a developmental disability. The challenges the condition presents can make it difficult for your child to perform their daily activities and function efficiently at school. Therefore, your child may qualify for special education and/or modified instruction in school accommodations.


In addition, learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalculia show a higher incidence in children with ADHD than in the neurotypical population. About 30% to 40% of children with ADHD also have a learning disability. Like those with ADHD, children with learning disabilities are eligible to receive special education services.


Girls and children assigned female at birth (AFAB) are just as likely as boys and children assigned male at birth (AMAB) to have ADHD. The condition often looks different in girls and children AFAB, but ADHD affects both sexes equally. Girls and children AFAB tend to show more inattentive symptoms in younger ages than boys and children AMAB, who show more hyperactive symptoms that are readily observable.


Despite widespread improvements in diagnosing the condition, some healthcare providers still work with outdated stereotypes that the condition affects boys and children AMAB more. Therefore, girls and children AFAB are more likely to go undiagnosed and less likely to receive treatment.


Child-led play is rather easy to describe and simply relies on the child to make the majority of decisions when engaging in play. Simply put, the child will choose the activity, toy or location for which to engage in play. It is all about giving the child choices instead of leading them in activities. For example, you may ask the child if they would like to play inside or outside, use craft supplies, color, get out some puzzles, choose a toy or play a game. When you offer children choices of activities or play, you are promoting child-led play.


When children lead in play, they often gain a sense of purpose and can feel as though they have some direct control over their environment. Choosing activities and leading in play also promotes an important sense of leadership and positive feelings of self-worth for children. Play along with the child and ask them questions about activities they have chosen and why it is important to them. When children discuss their interests, it helps them feel part of a bigger world. It is equally important the questions are coming from the important adults in their lives so children feel important, understood and taken seriously.


When interacting in child-led play, children may receive a greater sense of purpose. Participating in child-led play is an excellent way to give children some direct control over their environment through the choices they make. Allowing children to make choices empowers them to feel a part of something much bigger and gives them feelings of value and self-worth as they guide others through their daily routines. Child-led play is all about making choices and we give children their sense of purpose through the choices we allow them to make.


Include everyone who would like to play, including other family members, neighbors or friends of the child. Play should be about the child and the choices they make. It is OK to let others know you are engaging in child-led play and explain the importance of allowing children to make the bulk of the decisions while playing. Make sure no one is leading the child to make specific decisions; however, it is OK for anyone engaging in play to ask children questions or give options when choosing an activity. Above all, just have fun and enjoy children while you follow their lead.


ADHD is a developmental disorder associated with an ongoing pattern of inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. Symptoms of ADHD can interfere with daily activities and relationships. ADHD begins in childhood and can continue into the teen years and adulthood.


Parents who think their child may have ADHD should talk to their health care provider. Primary care providers sometimes diagnose and treat ADHD. They may also refer individuals to a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist, who can do a thorough evaluation and make an ADHD diagnosis. Stress, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and other physical conditions or illnesses can cause similar symptoms to those of ADHD. Therefore, a thorough evaluation is necessary to determine the cause of the symptoms. 041b061a72


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