Temper Tantrums

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The boys now respond to no by running into the next room and throwing themselves on the floor. There they twist and squirm and scream and roll and cry, and when that doesn’t work, they stand up and just yell louder, as Owen is doing here (James is still in the squirming on the floor point in this picture). They are fantastic temper tantrum throwers. My favorite, though, is when one throws a tantrum and then the other, noticing his brother, will stop playing, stand up, calmly walk into the same room where the tantrum is taking place and then once in the same room, throw himself down with rolls and tears and screams and squirms to match his brother—simply because that is what his brother was doing.

“Temper tantrums, however fun they may be to throw, rarely solve whatever problem is causing them.” —Lemony Snicket