There’s no mistaking a toddler’s temper tantrum. Desperate to get what he wants, he whines, cries, screams, kicks, rolls around on the floor, stomps his feet or holds his breath. While it’s tempting to just give in to make it stop – especially if the tantrum occurs in public – pediatric psychologist Geoffrey Putt says […]
During the kicking-and-screaming chaos of the moment, tantrums can be downright frustrating. But instead of looking at them as catastrophes, treat tantrums as opportunities for education.
Just like their peers nationwide, the pediatric psychiatrists at Akron Children’s Hospital are watching closely to see how the changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, will play out.