For parents or practitioners looking for advice on temper tantrums-from the common ones of the terrible twos to those of teens lashing out at their parents-the Web offers pools of advice a mile wide but only a few inches deep. Contemporary Pediatrics’ new podcast on temper tantrums aims to fill that gap, as do these Web sites. Access this special feature at www.contemporarypediatrics.com. Most offer common-sense advice, but results, of course, vary from child to child.
AAP's Temper Tantrums: http://www.medem.com/MedLB/article_detaillb.cfm?article_ID=ZZZIM9R9H4C&sub_cat=21
From http://www.medem.com/, a site cofunded by the American Medical Association to facilitate physician communications.
Anatomy Of A Tantrum:http:// http://wondertime.go.com/parent-to-parent/article/anatomy-of-tantrums.html
From the parenting magazine Wondertime.
Child Behavior:http:// http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/children/parents/behavior/201.html
From The American Academy of Family Physicians's Family http://Doctor.com/ page.
Dr. Greene's Tantrum Page: http://www.drgreene.org/body.cfm?id=21&action=detail&ref=1201
From the parenting page of Dr. http://Greene.com/
Growth and Development: Temper Tantrums: http://www.lpch.org/diseaseHealthInfo/healthLibrary/growth/temptant.html
From the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Stanford, Calif.
Help! It's Another Tantrum!: http://www.kidsource.com/better.world.press/tantrums.html
From Kid Source, a site run by parents to answer questions about childraising.
How To Stop A Temper Tantrum In Seconds: http://www.drphil.com/articles/article/293
From the Web site of talk-show host and psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw, PhD.
KidsHealth's Temper Tantrum Page: http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/tantrums.html
Physician-reviewed advice about handling tantrums.
Managing Temper Tantrums: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tantrum/HQ01622
Advice from a Mayo clinic specialist.
Medline Plus: Tempter Tantrums: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001922.htm
From the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutesof Health.
Pediatric Advisor's Temper Tantrums: http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/pa/pa_btantrum_hhg.htm
From the University of Michigan Health Systems' C.S. Mott Children's Hospital page.
Problem: Tantrums: http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/toddler/toddlerbehavior/11569.html
All articles approved by BabyCenter's medical advisory board.
Project Cope: http://www.copetocare.com/
A site run by the Shaken Baby Syndrome Council, to prevent parents from inflicting head trauma when their child is inconsolable.
Behavior advice from the British "Supernanny" of television fame.
Taming Temper Tantrums: http://www.nncc.org/Guidance/tam.temp.html
From the National Network for Child Care, which is run through Iowa State University.
Web MD's Temper Tantrum Page:http:// http://children.webmd.com/tc/Temper-Tantrums-Topic-Overview
From the medical portal's Children's Health page. We list these questionable products and services not because we recommend them, but because parents may turn to them in desperation. At least one recommends not listening to either pediatricians or psychiatrists.
Curb Your Kid: http://www.curbyourkid.com/
Expert: Greg Evans, parent.
Good Child Guide: http://www.good-child-guide.com/
Expert: Noel Swanson, MD.
My Out-Of-Control Teen: http://www.myoutofcontrolteen.com/
Expert: Mark Hutten, MA.
An herbal supplement that claims to increase serotonin levels, thus ending temper tantrums.
Terrific Parenting: http://www.terrificparenting.com/
Expert: Randy L. Cale, PhD.