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    Kids Health: Taming Tempers
    Kids Health Teaching Your Child Self Control
    Nemours Foundation
    February 18, 2013

    Parents expect temper tantrums from 2-year-olds, but angry outbursts don't necessarily stop after the toddler years. Older kids sometimes have trouble handling anger and frustration, too.

    Some kids only lose their cool on occasion. But others seem to have a harder time when things don't go their way. Kids who tend to have strong reactions by nature will need more help from parents to manage their tempers.

    Controlling outbursts can be difficult for kids — and helping them learn to do so is a tough job for the parents who love them. Try to be patient and positive, and know that these skills take time to develop and that just about every child can improve with the right coaching.
    What's in this article? (Attached article for download /printing)
    • A Parent's Role
    • What You Can Do
    • Coping Strategies for Kids
    • Building a Strong Foundation

    When kids melt down in the middle of a crowded store, at a holiday dinner with extended family, or at home, it can be extremely frustrating. But parents can help kids learn self-control and teach them how to respond to situations without just acting on impulse.

    Teaching self-control skills is one of the most important things that parents can do for their kids because these are some of the most important skills for success later in life.
    What's in this article? (Attached article for download /printing)
    • Helping Kids Learn Self-Control
    • Up to Age 2
    • Ages 3 to 5
    • Ages 6 to 9
    • Ages 10 to 12
    • Ages 13 to 17
    • When Kids Are Out of Control
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