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6 Reasons Your Toddler Is Throwing a Tantrum

PureWow Logo By editor@purewow.com (PureWow) of PureWow | Slide 1 of 6: <p>Kids with <a href="https://childmind.org/article/sensory-processing-issues-explained/">sensory processing disorders</a>, may get particularly overwhelmed by loud noises (surround-sound movies, bathroom hand driers), crowds (raucous playgrounds) and general chaos (Happy birthday to...not you guys!). But even kids without these issues can short-circuit when faced with such stimuli. Your pediatrician or an occupational therapist can guide you toward any necessary intervention. And you can also take steps to minimize your kid’s discomfort, from noise-canceling headphones to rsvp-ing "no thanks" to events you know won’t be his cup of tea.</p><p><a href="http://www.purewow.com/family/sensory-processing-disorder-symptoms"><strong>RELATED:</strong> 11 Signs Your Child Might Be a Super Sensor</a></p>

6 reasons your toddler is throwing a tantrum

She’s eaten. She napped. Her pull-up is clean. But you dared to give her the pink cup instead of the blue one (fool!), and now you could grill cheese off the heat of her meltdown. Here, we break down the biggest causes of upset for little kids.

He’s over-stimulated

Kids with sensory processing disorders, may get particularly overwhelmed by loud noises (surround-sound movies, bathroom hand driers), crowds (raucous playgrounds) and general chaos (Happy birthday to...not you guys!). But even kids without these issues can short-circuit when faced with such stimuli. Your pediatrician or an occupational therapist can guide you toward any necessary intervention. And you can also take steps to minimize your kid’s discomfort, from noise-canceling headphones to rsvp-ing "no thanks" to events you know won’t be his cup of tea.

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