Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ANNELIE | 2009/03/03

Q.

tantrums @ 2

my son is 2 yaers old. throwing tantrums atleast twice a day. he is crying so badly sometimes. i am scared that he will get fits. is it possible. is it healthy to leave them in their room for such a long time crying?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

If you read the questions from parents about tantrums you will realise that this is a very common problem, especially at this age. When your son starts up with a tantrum it is important to tell him to 'Stop!' in a clear firm voice. If he does not listen put him in his room and close the door. Do not let him out until he stops crying and performing.There is nothing that stops tantrums quicker than the audience leaving.

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