Table of contents for The everything parent's guide to tantrums / Joni Levine.

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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
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 
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
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
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
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.
Child rearing.