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(US News)   Only 8.6% of preschoolers have a daily tantrum. The other 91.4% wait until they are sitting behind you on a plane   (health.usnews.com) divider line 21
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2012-08-31 11:25:11 AM
FTFA A 2-year-old who pouts for two minutes a day is less concerning than a kid who tantrums once a week, damages the entire house and beats up his little sister, she said.

Holy crap... that's the definition of a tantrum? I was thinking that the screeching and crying my 3 yr old does when she gets frustrated counted and was feeling bad that she does this multiple times a day... usually trying to take off / put on different outfits.

I guess I feel better now...
 
2012-08-31 11:30:35 AM
Neither of my 3 year olds has ever had a tantrum. The closest they've been is hitting each other but they stop right away (when caught) and there's little or no screaming. The 5 year old needs to be sent to his room to calm down occasionally (screaming and hitting things) but I wouldn't even say it's even once a week.
 
2012-08-31 11:32:28 AM
Probably accurate if you change that to 8.6% of Americans
 
2012-08-31 11:33:26 AM
I know, right? And what about those small seats? And the tiny packets of snacks?

/seinfeld
 
2012-08-31 11:37:12 AM

QT_3.14159: Holy crap... that's the definition of a tantrum?


Yep. If that is the definition there are some days where my 4 year old throws a tantrum hourly. "I want to play with you, I dont care if you are fixing your car" pouty lip with arms ramrod straigh pointing down.... 2 minutes later "ohhh a butterfly. hour later "Why are you still fixing the car?"... minute later "Ohhh a grasshopper"... continued for most of a day.
 
2012-08-31 11:40:51 AM

Saiga410: QT_3.14159: Holy crap... that's the definition of a tantrum?

Yep. If that is the definition there are some days where my 4 year old throws a tantrum hourly. "I want to play with you, I dont care if you are fixing your car" pouty lip with arms ramrod straigh pointing down.... 2 minutes later "ohhh a butterfly. hour later "Why are you still fixing the car?"... minute later "Ohhh a grasshopper"... continued for most of a day.


Sounds like that kid needs to be on prescription-grade pharmaceutical mood-levelers.
 
2012-08-31 11:44:18 AM

Saiga410: QT_3.14159: Holy crap... that's the definition of a tantrum?

Yep. If that is the definition there are some days where my 4 year old throws a tantrum hourly. "I want to play with you, I dont care if you are fixing your car" pouty lip with arms ramrod straigh pointing down.... 2 minutes later "ohhh a butterfly. hour later "Why are you still fixing the car?"... minute later "Ohhh a grasshopper"... continued for most of a day.


No... I think they were saying a tantrum was when they destroyed the house and beat up their sister, not the pouting thing.

My kids do somewhere in between. My oldest used to have full blown tantrums where we'd have to put her in her room and hold the door closed until she fell asleep. And my 2nd would just have "broken legs" whenever he was really upset. The 3 yr old twins are a little different, though. The girl freaks out everytime she gets frustrated, but will eventually ask for help and be OK. The boy is pretty easy going almost always. He gets upset, but is easily cajoled out of it.
 
2012-08-31 12:18:56 PM
What, did the Obvious tag need a time out?

/has a 2 yr old
//there's a BIG difference between frustration meltdowns and actual tantrums
 
2012-08-31 12:26:46 PM

Crudbucket: Saiga410: QT_3.14159: Holy crap... that's the definition of a tantrum?

Yep. If that is the definition there are some days where my 4 year old throws a tantrum hourly. "I want to play with you, I dont care if you are fixing your car" pouty lip with arms ramrod straigh pointing down.... 2 minutes later "ohhh a butterfly. hour later "Why are you still fixing the car?"... minute later "Ohhh a grasshopper"... continued for most of a day.

Sounds like that kid needs to be on prescription-grade pharmaceutical mood-levelers.


Sounds to me like they just need a coloring book, and maybe something to color it in with.

/Small children are distracted by weird things; It's a part of growing up.
 
2012-08-31 12:30:41 PM

QT_3.14159: FTFA A 2-year-old who pouts for two minutes a day is less concerning than a kid who tantrums once a week, damages the entire house and beats up his little sister, she said.

Holy crap... that's the definition of a tantrum? I was thinking that the screeching and crying my 3 yr old does when she gets frustrated counted and was feeling bad that she does this multiple times a day... usually trying to take off / put on different outfits.

I guess I feel better now...


I'm exactly with you. Our 3 year old frequently yells and screams and cries when she doesn't get her way. Bedtime: I'm looking at you.
 
2012-08-31 01:04:34 PM

Benni K Rok: /Small children are distracted by weird things; It's a part of growing up.


Large Cardboard Box. If you can find one refrigerator size, they will never bother you again...
 
2012-08-31 01:13:56 PM
My kid gets aggressive and angry on almost a daily basis over tiny stuff. People keep telling me he'll grow out of it ...
 
2012-08-31 01:15:15 PM

cfreak: My kid gets aggressive and angry on almost a daily basis over tiny stuff. People keep telling me he'll grow out of it ...


He will, when he is about 23
 
2012-08-31 01:16:03 PM

Burr: cfreak: My kid gets aggressive and angry on almost a daily basis over tiny stuff. People keep telling me he'll grow out of it ...

He will, when he is about 23


I forgot to add "If you are lucky"
 
2012-08-31 01:19:03 PM
Since we're comparing notes, my two toddlers only tantrum when tired or hungry. Tired is easy, they eventually fall asleep. Hungry is harder until a law is passed to allow force-feeding of kids. When it's a frustration incident, those pass pretty quickly. But, I'm still hoping to hear from childless farkers. You give the best parenting advice.
 
2012-08-31 01:24:32 PM

ScotterOtter: Since we're comparing notes, my two toddlers only tantrum when tired or hungry. Tired is easy, they eventually fall asleep. Hungry is harder until a law is passed to allow force-feeding of kids. When it's a frustration incident, those pass pretty quickly. But, I'm still hoping to hear from childless farkers. You give the best parenting advice.


Mine only has violent tantrums for one week every 6 months. You can set a calander by it. I do not understand why but the week 2 weeks after his birthday and a week about 6 months after just get insano bad. Been this way for the past 3 years.
 
2012-08-31 01:34:36 PM
Subby is an asshole.
 
2012-08-31 02:15:57 PM

ScotterOtter: Since we're comparing notes, my two toddlers only tantrum when tired or hungry. Tired is easy, they eventually fall asleep. Hungry is harder until a law is passed to allow force-feeding of kids. When it's a frustration incident, those pass pretty quickly. But, I'm still hoping to hear from childless farkers. You give the best parenting advice.


I believe "crotch-fruit free" is the approved Fark terminology.
 
2012-08-31 04:06:21 PM

opiumpoopy: I believe "crotch-fruit free" is the approved Fark terminology.


I think "Future Cat Herders" is a more appropriate term
 
2012-08-31 04:47:55 PM
i.imgur.com

/obligatory
//and damned adorable
 
2012-08-31 07:05:33 PM
Waiting at the airport for a flight now.....

Not getting a kick out of this.

/Kid better not kick my seat all flight.
 
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