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Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician About Tantrums

If the angry bouts last longer than 10 minutes

(HealthDay News) -- While tantrums are a common way for children to express anger and frustration, some tantrums are serious enough that they should prompt a doctor's intervention.

The University of Michigan Health System says you should speak with a pediatrician if:

  • Your child's tantrums each last longer than 10 minutes.
  • Your child often loses control.
  • You worry about your child's behavior.
  • You have a school-aged child who is still having tantrums.
  • Anyone is hurt during a tantrum.
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