The Ultimate Vacation Tantrums Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

At what age are tantrums expected?

A tantrum at two years old is not unusual behavior for a child.

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What may help bring on a tantrum?

When a child is hungry, tired or just bored a tantrum may be brewing.

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How can you be prepared to avert a tantrum?

Before you go on vacation, stock up on some snacks for your young children and bring along their favorite toys.

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While on vacation, why should you find a time for your child to nap?

To keep tantrums at bay, make sure your child has a nap just as if you were at home.

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Other than food and sleep, what else does a toddler need?

At the toddler age, children need to make some choices, so they will feel as if they are in control of their life.

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Why is it okay to bribe your child with a treat?

If you offer a treat in exchange for a desired behavior, the treat is a reward rather than a bribe and your child has an opportunity to "choose" to cooperate.

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During a tantrum, what part of the brain is mostly inactive?

During a tantrum, the frontal cortex essentially stops working.

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What part of the brain is responsible for reasoning?

The frontal cortex, and it is no surprise that during a tantrum that is the part of the brain that essentially stops working.

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What are temper tantrums a cry for?

A temper tantrum is a cry for attention.

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What is the most effective way to deal with a tantrum?

Ignoring the tantrum is the most effective way to deal with it, but than can be difficult when the tantrum occurs in a public place.

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If you are in a safe place, how can you discourage a tantrum?

If it is safe to do so, walk away from your child while they are having a tantrum.

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Why may your child be having a tantrum?

An uncomfortable diaper could be a reason for your child to scream. Try to figure out why your child is having a tantrum, and respond to that need.

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Why can't kids just tell you what is wrong?

Young children may lack the communication skills, or they may just be too frustrated to tell you.

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What is a good way to stop a tantrum when you are in a public place?

Try to distract the child with something he or she likes.

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How should parents behave in the midst of a child's tantrum?

Calm and serene is the way to be.

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When your child is having a tantrum, how should you speak?

Speak quietly and gently, and all the other parents will think you have it all together.

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How does eye contact help when you are in pain or in a panic?

Eye contact can engage you and help you focus.

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What should you do if your child has a tantrum in a restaurant?

Leave the restaurant and hope a change of scenery will stop the tantrum.

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How can you totally avoid tantrums?

You can't totally avoid tantrums.

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What should you do after the tantrum is over?

Move on and have fun -- you're on vacation!

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About This Quiz

Traveling with children is always a challenge, but watching your kid have a tantrum on an airplane is the worst. Instead of feeling like the most terrible parent in the world, the next time a tantrum starts try these ten tips. Take this quiz to learn more about handling tantrums while on vacation.

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