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Temper tantrums. If you're a parent, you know there is no easy way to avoid them. But these parents have some words that have worked to them during these stressful moments. Maybe they'll work for you too!
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Origin of temper tantrum
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What does temper tantrum mean?
Temper tantrums are often loud and they can be violent. A child kicking and screaming in response to being told to turn off the TV is having a temper tantrum.
The phrase is typically used to refer to an outburst by a young child, especially a toddler. But it can also be used to refer to an outburst by an adult. When used this way, it’s intended to criticize the person for being unreasonable and acting like a child.
Temper tantrum is often used with the verb throw, as in My son threw a temper tantrum right in the middle of the store.
Example: I work in customer service, so I’m used to dealing with temper tantrums from people who don’t get their way.
Where does temper tantrum come from?
The first records of the term temper tantrum come from around the 1920s. The first records of the word tantrum come from the 1700s, but its ultimate origin is uncertain.
If you’ve ever seen a toddler erupt in screams of rage and start stomping and rolling around over not getting something they wanted, you’ve witnessed a temper tantrum. Young children are still learning how to manage their emotions, so it’s common for them to have occasional temper tantrums, even over things that don’t seem like a big deal. When an adult throws a temper tantrum, it may not involve literal yelling and screaming—an angry social media post in ALL CAPS over some minor problem might be called a temper tantrum. Saying that an adult is throwing a temper tantrum is always intended to be a criticism of that person.
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How is temper tantrum used in real life?
Children sometimes throw temper tantrums when they don’t get what they want. When the term is applied to an outburst by an adult, it’s used in a critical way that’s intended to imply that that person is acting like a child.
Other dad: Which kid is yours?
Me: *looks at 2-year-old throwing temper tantrum for no reason* I don't remember.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) February 21, 2017
Just watched a 5 yr old kid thank his dad for taking him out and buying him lunch and i also watched a 16 yr old kid have a temper tantrum over getting the iphone 11 and not the iphone 11 pro max.. the mall is a wierd place
— Jenna (@jennafavret) December 26, 2019
Nothing worse than listening to a grown man have a temper tantrum over a video game. 😒
— Jenne 🎃🦖 (@JenneWithAnE) November 29, 2015
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Is temper tantrum used correctly in the following sentence?
I just saw a customer throw a temper tantrum at the server because the restaurant was out of ketchup.