Temper tantrums, along with Dora and The Wiggles, are a “special” part of being a parent to a toddler. Both researchers and parents note that temper tantrums are characterized by an emotional outburst of negative emotions that may often seem dramatic and excessive given the stimulus or situation.
While the shared experiences of parents everywhere let us know that temper tantrums are a common, normal part of this developmental stage, many parents still wonder whether their children’s tantruming behavior is “normal.”
In some cases, this worry may be warranted. Read more to learn when temper tantrums could be a cause for concern.