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How common are temper tantrums in kids?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Temper tantrums -- those annoying kid wails and frails and meltdowns -- are common. Studies show that almost 70% of young kids have them.

Tantrums are equally as common in girls as in boys. Older kids sometimes resort back to the tantrum stage, especially if there’s been a recent stress or change in their lives or they’ve learned they work to get their way.
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