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Health Tip: Help Cool a Temper Tantrum: MedlinePlus

Health Tip: Help Cool a Temper Tantrum: MedlinePlus

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Health Tip: Help Cool a Temper Tantrum

Offer praise when the child calms down

By Diana Kohnle
Thursday, June 28, 2012
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(HealthDay News) -- When your child's outburst becomes a temper tantrum, especially in a public place, some parents don't know how to react.
The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions:
  • Stay calm and if possible, ignore your child's tantrum.
  • When your child starts to calm down, offer plenty of praise and positive reinforcement.
  • Help distract your child and encourage calming down by putting the child in time out.
  • Explain that you understand the child's feelings and frustrations.
  • Teach your child healthy ways of managing anger and frustration.
  • Be a good role model by handling your own frustrations in a calm manner.
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