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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Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums and How She Outgrew Them is a children's picturebook by psychotherapist Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.
Though these explosions of emotion usually subside by four to five years of age, do temper tantrums actually end or do they simply change their presentation later in life?
William Nathan Pulman, 38, of Llandudno Road, Penrhyn Bay, had indulged in terrible violence when he flew into bizarre temper tantrums.
As hunger hits the camp and the celebs get used to life without luxuries, expect temper tantrums.
CHILDREN who throw temper tantrums are more likely to have heart attacks and strokes in middle age, claims Harvard Medical School.
15-6pm each Thursday, children try new healthy snacks and take part in fun active games, while parents learn fun new ways to play with their child, how to stop temper tantrums, fussy eating and encourage healthy behaviour.
In a surprising key finding, the study also debunks the common belief that temper tantrums are rampant among young children.
A list of tennis temper tantrums would not be complete without the presence of John McEnroe, the player who turned tennis rage into an art form.
I thought she would have grown out of her temper tantrums but they seem to be getting worse.
Sometimes, however, temper tantrums can indicate an underlying issue, such as:
Backchat and temper tantrums are met with a more severe response.
However, when the families of some of the children moved out of poverty, the rate of certain behaviours, such as acting out and temper tantrums among these ex-poor children began to match the rate of those behaviours seen in children who had never been poor.
Bhansali, known for his temper tantrums, was being assisted by Suraj in the Hrithik- Ash starrer film Guzaarish .
I much prefer Frenchman Jean Christophe Novelli, even if he occasionally has temper tantrums, too.
So she'll be more than ready to deal with any big-name stars who throw temper tantrums in the studio.