chapter  20
Temper Tantrums and Behavioral Problems
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Temper tantrums describe a range of behaviors in children, which are diffi cult to manage. The behavior can involve shouting, screaming, hitting, kicking, rolling on the fl oor, and even holding one’s breath. Parents often seek help from physicians, as children are diffi cult to manage during these episodes. Temper tantrums are equally common in boys and girls, and usually occur between the ages of 1 and 5 years.