(HealthDay News) -- When some young children become frustrated, they throw temper tantrums.
To help a child learn to deal with his or her emotions in a healthier way, follow these suggestions from the Nemours Foundation:
- Help your child express what he's feeling and why. Have a conversation with him, instead of an argument. Praise your child for talking calmly about what's making him angry.
- Encourage your child to walk away from a situation when he is angry, and allow him to spend some time alone to calm down.
- Give your child other methods of expressing his anger -- let him write or draw what he is feeling.
- Have your child perform another activity that can help take his mind off of what's made him angry. Have him run around outside, dance around the bedroom, or do a few cartwheels.