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10 Ways to Deal with Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums are an inevitable part of being parent. While there is no way to prevent them, there are ways to help calm your child down when he is in the throes of emotional turmoil. Read on for 10 sanity-saving tantrum tips, and don't forget to leave a comment with your own tricks!

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Stay Calm


When your child starts screaming, kicking, or turning blue, try to stay calm. Your toddler has already lost control of himself; he needs you to stay in control.

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parenting a Preschooler and Toddler, Too © 1997 by Keith M. Boyd, M.D., and Kevin Osborn. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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