How to Handle Your Child's Tantrums

 Oh gosh ... he's at it again! Wailing and crying for God knows what reason.
Do you have a problem with your child's tantrums? Here's a quick guide on how to handle them during
 those stressful moments.
 Why Do Children Throw Tantrums?
 Studies have shown that when children throw tantrums, they
 do not mean to be rude or manipulative on purpose. At their
 age, toddlers are just beginning to understand a lot more of
 the words they hear. However, given their limited vocal
 skills, they can't communicate easily. And when your child
 can't express how he feels frustration mounts.
 How Should I React?
 Ok, the most important rule is ... don't lose your cool. Repeat
 ... don't lose your cool. He or she may be making a huge
 scene in public, embarrassing you in front of the
 in-laws, it doesn't matter. Just grit your teeth and bear
 with it. My suggestion is to just sit down and be with your
 child while he or she rages.
 I know it's tough - particularly in public. Just try to stop
 thinking about what others think, any parent out there would
 understand the situation. Do not concede and give in. If you
 concede, you will be teaching your child that throwing a
 tantrum will allow him or her to get what they want.
 If, however, your child gets to the point where they start
 hitting people or throwing things, just pick him up and
 carry him to a safe place, such as his bedroom. Explain in a
 firm voice why he's there (e.g. "Because you hit Grandma").
 Preventive Measures
 Taking preventive measures also works. If you know your kid
 gets frustrated when hungry, carry snacks along with you. If
 you're going from one place to the next, alert your child
 and let him know (e.g. "After you finish your storybook,
 we're going for dinner").
 If all else fails, do consult your pediatrician who can give
 expert advice on your child's tantrums and check if there
 are any physical or psychological problems.