Health Tip: Are Your Child's Tantrums Dangerous?

(HealthDay News) -- Parents often think of a child's tantrum as a typical part of growing up. But sometimes there are warning signs that should prompt a call to the pediatrician.

The Cleveland Clinic mentions these examples:

  • Tantrums that still occur or worsen after your child turns 4 years old.

  • Tantrums that include the child causing self-harm, or harm to others or property.

  • Tantrums that include holding one's breath, particularly if the child faints.

  • Tantrums that are followed by anxiety, headache or stomach ache.

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