Temper tantrums are a normal part of your child’s development. You may dread tantrums because you feel scared, confused, or even embarrassed by these sudden outbursts. Unfortunately, you can’t avoid them, so strengthen your endurance. Understand that tantrums are a way for your child to overcome frustrations and intense emotions. Being out of control is also scary to your child, so stay calm, firm, and available, both emotionally and physically.