Is tantrum a temporary concern or a here-to-stay problem?
Most tantrums manifest in children as young as 18 months
and linger on till the child turns about 5-6. Tantrums
occur in varying intensities and are considered by researchers
as a normal phase of development. It first appears in
some children before they turn two hence the term toddler
Terrible twos, the well-known phrase, demonstrates the
views parents hold of how common and terrible tantrums
can get during this age. Handled correctly, the severity
of tantrums reduces as the child grows older and is
likely to taper down by the time he is 6. At 2, the
ability to vocalize is less than say, in a child of
5 and that is why the out-of-control tendencies gradually
lessens as the ability to express increases.