News & Media

22 January 2018

Kids, tantrums and keeping your cool

Every parent has been there. You know that place, where your child’s behaviour triggers a cool combination of fear, confusion and humiliation deep within you? It often happens in public – down a supermarket aisle or in a busy shopping centre or at the beach where people are trying to relax and have fun. Yep, the dreaded temper tantrum. We’ve asked our Family Support Worker, Sharon Axten, to tell us a little bit about tantrums; why kids have them and how we should respond.