A Cross-Sectional Study of Onset, Cessation, Frequency, and Duration of Children's Temper Tantrums in a Nonclinical Sample

  title={A Cross-Sectional Study of Onset, Cessation, Frequency, and Duration of Children's Temper Tantrums in a Nonclinical Sample},
  author={Karin {\"O}sterman and Kaj Bj{\"o}rkqvist},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={448 - 454}
Temper tantrums among young children were investigated with the questionnaire Parents' Experiences of Temper Tantrums in Children. Parents of 132 children (101 mothers, 31 fathers) in a largely Swedish-speaking area of Finland completed the questionnaire. 87% of the parents reported that one or more of their children had had temper tantrums. Of all children in the study, 64.7% began having tantrums when they were 2 or 3 years old; 57.1% did not have tantrums anymore after age five. For 46.5% of… Expand
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