• K.C. Dreisbach, LMFT

Why Does My Kid Have Tantrums?

Updated: Apr 8



Tantrums…. Easily one of the most feared aspects of raising young kids. I haven’t met a single parent yet who didn’t loath tantrums with a passion! Frequently occurring in public, most of us have experienced that moment when you mentally consider selling your child to the circus when he gloriously begins to scream, kick, and throw himself to the floor in a rage because you didn’t buy him something in the toy aisle.

As a therapist, one of the most frequent questions I get is how to manage these behaviors so that they don’t get worse! Today, I’m going to cover this popular topic by giving you some insight as to why kids tantrum. Being able to understand the “why” is a hugely important step in solving the problem. Once you have pinpointed the “why,” you’ll have a clearer idea of what you will need to do to correct the behavior.