Update on the science of toddler temper tantrums

Update on the science of toddler temper tantrums

It is no longer advisable to put a young child in “timeout”.

To say that the Sanchez house is occupied is an understatement. Jen and Kenny Sanchez, from San Carlos, are raising 5-year-old Zane and 3-year-old Leona. Even though Leona is only 3 years old, she definitely has an opinion.

“We’re just going to tell you that her nickname is ‘Bossy Barbara,’ Jen Sanchez said.

The two young people have their moments of temper tantrums. Experts say temper tantrums are a very normal but very noisy part of raising children.

“Most tantrums last between 30 seconds and five minutes,” said Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, clinical psychologist and author of “The Tantrum Survival Guide”.

Dr Hershberg says that a tantrum is a behavioral expression of emotion and it usually happens when toddlers don’t have the words or skills to describe their feelings. She says kids don’t want to have a tantrum, but they can’t help it.

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