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10 Ways to Deal with Temper Tantrums

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Communicate Your Anger


When your child's comprehension improves, explain that his tantrum is making you angry (if you really are getting angry). Say that though you'd like to stay, you don't want to be in the same room when he's out of control and you're angry at him. Again, make it clear that you still love your child even when you're angry at him.

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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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