Toddlers and Tantrums

IEL Resources

Web Resources

  • Challenging Behavior 
    This topical guide will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.
  • Dealing with Temper Tantrums
    Two-year-olds may express their frustration or anger with a tantrum. This tip sheet by the Child Welfare Information Gateway explains how parents can prevent and diffuse temper tantrums.
  • Understanding Children: Temper Tantrums
    This parent resource developed by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps parents understand the causes of temper tantrums and ways to plan ahead to help prevent them.
  • Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Toddler
    This resource developed by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains that disciplining a toddler isn’t easy, but understanding the reasons for the behavior and keeping your goals for your toddler’s development in mind can help.
  • A Temper, A Tantrum
    This publication by the Oklahoma State Department of Health explains that understanding why tantrums happen and knowing how to respond, helps parents reduce the number and intensity of tantrums.
  • Disciplining Your Toddler
    Here are suggestions from KidsHealth for setting limits that will help prevent future discipline problems. (Also available in Spanish.)
  • What NOT to Do When Your Child Is Having a Tantrum
    This article from ChildMind Institute provides tips on responding to difficult toddler behavior
Reviewed: 2017