Language Skills And Skills Improve Students With Their Own Thoughts And Needs

1084 Words Oct 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
Toddlers are complicated beings, they grown up with their own thoughts and needs, but their emotions have not leaped to the point of communicating those thoughts and needs. Toddlers used tantrums to communicate their frustrations at the moment they are faced with challenges. Perhaps the child is trying to communicate that he or she is hungry or sick and cannot find the words to express his or her thoughts. Whatever the circumstances are, frustration can trigger anger leading to temper tantrum. This is a time this group is acquiring language skills and as language skills improve, tantrum tends to decrease (Belden et al., 2008)
What is temper tantrum? Temper tantrum is defined as an extreme incident of frustration or anger. Behaviors that are associated with temper tantrums in toddlers are crying, shouting, screaming, falling to the ground, flailing extremities, hitting, kicking, throwing items, and engaging in breath-holding spell. The instance in which the child starts to hit, pinch, and bite, these are considered violent tantrum and may be a sign of a more serious problem. Tantrum behaviors are very prevalent among 1 to 4 years old. Nearly 5%-7% of children amid the age of 1 and 3 will display temper tantrum lasting 15 minutes or more, three or more times per week (Adam & Rickert, 1989). Some children have the tendency to engage in a tantrum behavior every day. As the child gets older, these expressions of developmental, emotional, and physical childishness extricate…

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