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Stress-Free Discipline by Sara Au, Peter L. Stavinoha

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Tantrums

When your child throws a temper tantrum, it can cut right to your core. What goes through your mind can run the gamut from bewilderment at the cause of the tantrum, to embarrassment if the tantrum takes place in public, to frustration if you cannot make it stop.

Let’s begin by examining the causes of a tantrum. When a tantrum occurs, it typically stems from your child’s sense of frustration or anger. There is something she wants but cannot have, or something he sees but cannot touch. Sometimes, your child is watching other children do something that he cannot do, either because he’s not allowed to do it or he can’t yet manage it physically.

Anger is a natural emotion we all experience.

Anger is a natural emotion we all experience. ...

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