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Introduction Chapter 1: Understanding Temper Tantrums What Is a Temper Tantrum? Common Behaviors Toddler Temper Tantrums Preschool Temper Tantrums School age temper tantrums Fear as a Factor Temper Tantrum Myths Chapter 2: Temperament and Temper Tantrums What Is Temperament? Three Basic Temperaments Traits Weakly Associated with Tantrums Traits Strongly Associated with Tantrums Why Temperament Matters Goodness of Fit Responding to Traits Chapter 3: Making It Worse: Internal Factors The Influence of Nutrition Teaching Kids How to Eat Right The Influence of Sleep Deprivation What Keeps Your Child Awake? Getting Kids to Bed The Influence of Sensory Overload Chapter 4: General Guidelines for Coping with Temper Tantrums Your Emotional Response Your Parenting Style Consider Your ChildÆs Age Tracking the Cause of the Tantrum Positive Communication Strategies Negative Responses Chapter 5: Rewards and Punishments Your Responses Affect Your ChildÆs Behavior Using Praise Using Treats and Tokens Punishment Versus Discipline What Is Discipline? What Is Punishment? Chapter 6: DonÆt Go: Separation Tantrums How Do Young Children Become Attached? How Attachment Starts The Building Blocks of Attachment Causes of Separation Anxiety and Tantrums Evolving Emotional and Cognitive Abilities How to Respond Paving the Way for Smoother Good-byes Responding to the Tantrum Chapter 7: ItÆs All Mine: Possession Tantrums The Egocentric Child Empathy Why Your Child Owns Everything Before Conflicts Arise Specific Difficulties with Sharing Helping Your Child Share Chapter 8: I am a Big Kid Now: Power Struggle Tantrums Why Is My Toddler So Moody? The Desire for Power Increasing Independence Fighting for Autonomy Allowing for Independence Negativity The Power of Choice Chapter 9: At a Loss for Words: Emotional Tantrums Frustration with Language Skills Basics of Language Development Understanding Physical Aggression Promoting Language Development Help Your Child Use Words Understanding Aggression The Truth about Biting Chapter 10: I CanÆt Wait: Patience Tantrums How Children Understand Time Helping Your Child Delay Gratification Learning About Time Waiting Games Waiting for Attention Helping Your Child Take Turns Waiting for Your Child Chapter 11: ItÆs Too Hard: Frustration Tantrums Why Your Child is Easily Frustrated Give Opportunities for Success Responding to Frustration Help Your Child Tackle New Skills Preventing Frustration Tantrums Chapter 12: Look at Me: Attention Tantrums The Need for Attention Whining for Attention Is a Temper Tantrum Just for Attention? Learning Through Imitation Imitating You How Negative Attention Can Be Reinforcing Responding to the Attention Tantrum Chapter 13: Nobody Likes Me: Social Tantrums The Importance of the Peer Group Feeling Left Out Popularity Understanding Cliques When Your Child is Bullied Focusing on Fairness Promoting Your ChildÆs Social Skills Chapter 14: You CanÆt Make Me: Testing Tantrums Is Your Child Testing the Limits? The Road to Independence Responsibility Leads to Independence The Older ChildÆs Emotional Control Verbal Outbursts Verbal Battles Chapter 15: Temper Tantrums in Public Why Are Tantrums More Frequent in Public? Coping with Your Anger and Embarrassment Maintaining Consistency Prevention General Strategies for Public Tantrums Strategies for Specific Places Chapter 16: Temper Tantrums with Other Caregivers Your ChildÆs Behavior with Others Tantrums with a Relative How to Maintain Consistency Tantrums in Child Care Before Starting Child Care Challenges in Child Care Separation Anxiety In Child Care Building Partnerships with Caregivers Chapter 17: Preventing Temper Tantrums How Limits Prevent Tantrums Setting Limits Three Basic Rules Enforcing Rules and Limits Reduce Stress Adding Structure Chapter 18: Teaching Skills Helping Your Child Develop Self-Control Reducing Impulsiveness Coping with Strong Emotions Learning Problem Solving Skills Problem Solving for Different Age Groups Helping Your Child Cool Themselves Down Chapter 19: When Things Get Out of Control When a Tantrum Continues to Escalate Understanding Aggression The Role of Television The Role of Toys The Development of Aggression Responding to Aggression When Your Child Hurts Himself When Your Child Is Destructive Chapter 20: When to Be Concerned What Is Normal for Your ChildÆs Age? Is Your Child Too Aggressive? Red Flags in Behavior Self-Injury Autism Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Other Concerns Appendix A: Further Resources Appendix B: Organizations and Support Groups Appendix C: Glossary
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Anger in children.
Temper tantrums in children.