This is like dealing with a summer storm - a sudden beginning and abrupt ending. One minute the child is playing with his toys, and the very next moment he is whimpering and screaming his lungs out.
Thankfully, 5 year old tantrums are less frequent than during their terrible twos. However, when when they’re on, they are equally challenging to deal with. Experienced parents assert that such tantrums can continue well into their early schooling years.
Overpowering emotions are usually the cause of tantrums in 5 yrs olds. Although they may not lose control at the drop of a hat, but they may slip into tantrum mode when their emotions push them off the edge. There could be many reasons why your child may be getting angry. Some of the reasons include the following:
It may not be completely evident to you what is making your child angry. In such instances, it is best to talk to your child to know the exact reason what is causing their anger.
First things first. Temper tantrums are a regular thing in a toddler’s repertoire. And yes, sometimes it can be difficult to handle a child’s whining and whimpering. But this is not the time to be harsh on your child and take extreme steps. Yes, you need to be firm on your kid and be clear about what is acceptable and what is not, it is also important for you to be there for your child when they need you the most in dealing with their whirlpool of emotions.
Disclaimer: The information in the article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor.
Also read: Toddler Tantrums In 4 Year Olds