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15. Tantrum taming

We hate to break it to you, but when it comes to your kid’s tantrums you may be the cause. Get it wrong and they learn to control and manipulate. Can you be part of the solution? You bet.

Children who kick, scream and shout ‘I want it now’ in public can bring out the worst in all of us. That’s why we often back down. But giving in teaches children tantrums work. Sadly they don’t grow out of this idea. Bad behaviour worsens as these children get older.

There are ways you can avoid making tantrums worthwhile for children, while keeping them and others safe.

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What does your child get out of tantrums? It’s important to know because if you change your response to stop them getting what they’re after, tantrums ...

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