Temper tantrums are stressful for children (and their parents). How common are tantrums? Are they normal? What sets them off? What can parents do during a tantrum? What can be done to prevent tantrums? Are there any positives that parents can take from tantrums? Dr. Dean and Dr. Lena discuss these issues and more. Bonus: Dr. Lena sings! (And find out if Dr. Lena or Dr. Dean ever have tantrums.)

This episode written by Dr. Dean Blumberg and Dr. Lena Rothstein.

The authors thank Dr. Mary Beth Steinfeld from the UC Davis MIND Institute for reviewing this topic, although Drs. Dean and Lena take responsibility for any errors or misinformation.

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