temper tantrum


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temper tantrum

An extreme and childish display of unreasonable anger, frustration, or distemper. I can't believe you threw a temper tantrum like that just because I didn't want to go see some movie with you! Becca's been having really bad temper tantrums lately. I guess she's just going into the "terrible twos."
See also: tantrum, temper
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When frustrated and angry, many teenagers resort to temper tantrums that are subtler, less explosive and longer lasting than when they were toddlers.
Winnicott's theory about parents specifically mothers being "good enough parents" who are not overwhelmed by a child's behavior can extend to how schools treat "problem children." "Good enough parents" are not frozen by their children's anger and temper tantrums they do not withdraw or become rigid in their control of the child's emotional reaction.
Experts say that the temper tantrum is a rite for toddlers seeking independence.
To illustrate this, picture two counselors who are coping with a child having a temper tantrum. Both are witnessing the same event, but they are having very different thoughts regarding the incident.
Instead, she ended up with no penny and no candy, marking "Dump Day" with a tearful temper tantrum at the White House gates.
Equally present in Petronio's self-stylization is the element of temper tantrum, expressed in moovement through erratic flailings of limbs and music through consistently high decibel levels.
The questionnaire asked about the frequency, quality and severity of many temper tantrum behaviours and anger management skills over the past month.
He is likely to be haunted for the rest of his career for that single loss of control and judgment, but he is not the first to display an on-court temper tantrum.
She suggests that the use of the word 'paddy' to describe a temper tantrum is offensive to Irishmen and women.
The temper tantrum in a public place--something all parents have learned to fear and loathe.
Often a temper tantrum is the only method he knows to express frustration.
IT is cheap and easy to make fun of the temper tantrum thrown by Manchester United fans after the club was bought by Malcolm Glazer.
Just beware of the temper tantrum at the end when your toddler decides she wants a multi-thousand pound Lipizzaner stallion in the back garden.
4 Hitting the crossbar of late, including a solid second over ten furlongs here on Monday, and only a matter of time before he's back in the winner's enclosure 4 Most recent handicap success was achieved off 3lb higher mark 7 Looking down the list of runners, it's hard to see where the pace is coming from, as a slowly run race would seriously harm his chances Temper Tantrum is fancied to improve on his second here on Monday.
Whenever a child feels threatened or forced to play, he or she will react negatively, begin crying or throwing a temper tantrum to get out of the situation.