Temper tantrums are a normal, healthy part of childhood development, and understanding what brings them on can make them easier to tame. But don't wait until the clouds roll in to test how well you can minimize a meltdown. Take this temper tantrum quiz to prepare for the inevitable outburst.
How long does the average temper tantrum last?
At what age do temper tantrums peak?
2 years old
3 years old
4 years old
An estimated 91 percent of 2-year-olds have temper tantrums how often?
once a month
once a week
once a day
Which of the following is the most common physical symptom of a temper tantrum?
Which hormone spikes in a toddler's bloodstream during a temper tantrum?
What mood disorder had a 40-fold increase in diagnoses from 1995 to 2003?
antisocial behavior disorder
pediatric bipolar disorder
oppositional defiance disorder
What percentage of parents tend to intervene and stop temper tantrum behavior?
Often, what's the best way to deal with a temper tantrum as it's happening?
Try to talk a child out of it.
Send a child to time-out.
What percentage of 2-year-olds have a temper tantrum every day?
Which negative emotion comes first in a temper tantrum?
Which part of the brain is responsible for toddler temper tantrums?
What's an effective way to avoid temper tantrums?
Never tell a child 'no' directly.
Keep treats on hand at all times.
Offer kids choices about what they'd like to do.
What's a sign that a temper tantrum won't last long?
immediate foot stomping
throwing objects against the wall
standing in place and screaming
True or false: Kids have been arrested for temper tantrums.
According to a proposed diagnostic designation from the American Psychiatric Association, temper tantrums are indiciative of a mental disorder if they occur after what age?
6 years old
10 years old
13 years old
Which of the following is a temper tantrum red flag for clinical attention?
verbal aggression toward parents, siblings or peers
holding one's breath until fainting
In what year was the first comprehensive study on temper tantrums published?
Tantrums that consistently last for how long are considered extreme?
more than 5 minutes
more than 15 minutes
more than 30 minutes
Extreme temper tantrumlike rebellion crops up in older kids and teenagers, too. What percentage of adolescents suffer from oppositional defiant disorder?
At what age does the tantrum-provoking prefrontal cortex finally reach full development?