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migni asks:
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How do I stop my toddler from throwing horrible how temper tantrums?

my doughtet is 20 mnt and wake up craying and dsnt stop @ difent time of the night
In Topics: Parenting / Our Family, Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago

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Feb 26, 2014
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What the Expert Says:

If your daughter is waking up at different times of the night it's more likely that she is experiencing night terrors vs having a temper tantrum.

This is a brief explanation of night terrors from an article that you can find on the parenting.org website.

Night terrors are most common in children between the ages of 3-5 years because this is the age when the majority of children make the transition from one nap a day to no naps at all. The terrors are a result of the child not being able to go through the sleep cycle properly. Children who become overly tired will fall into a deep sleep very quickly and when it's time for the sleep cycle to change, part of the child's brain wants to remain in this deep sleep---forcing a battle in the sleep cycle.   - See more at: http://www.parenting.org/article/night-terrors-different-nightmares#sthash.h3o8IwyK.dpuf

http://www.parenting.org/article/night-terrors-different-nightmares

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