Just like everybody poops, everybody throws temper tantrums -- particularly during the toddler years. Parents of 2-year-olds well know that a child's mood can be a delicate thing, but there is a neurological method to the madness. In general, temper tantrums are a normal, healthy part of childhood development, and understanding what brings them on can make them easier to tame. But don't wait until the clouds roll in to test how well you can minimize a meltdown. Take this temper tantrum quiz to prepare for the inevitable outburst.
Question 1 of 20
How long does the average temper tantrum last?
Question 2 of 20
At what age do temper tantrums peak?
Question 3 of 20
An estimated 91 percent of 2-year-olds have temper tantrums how often?
Question 4 of 20
Which of the following is the most common physical symptom of a temper tantrum?
Question 5 of 20
Which hormone spikes in a toddler's bloodstream during a temper tantrum?
Question 6 of 20
What mood disorder had a 40-fold increase in diagnoses from 1995 to 2003?
Question 7 of 20
What percentage of parents tend to intervene and stop temper tantrum behavior?
Question 8 of 20
Often, what's the best way to deal with a temper tantrum as it's happening?
Question 9 of 20
What percentage of 2-year-olds have a temper tantrum every day?
Question 10 of 20
Which negative emotion comes first in a temper tantrum?
Question 11 of 20
Which part of the brain is responsible for toddler temper tantrums?
Question 12 of 20
What's an effective way to avoid temper tantrums?
Question 13 of 20
What's a sign that a temper tantrum won't last long?
Question 14 of 20
True or false: Kids have been arrested for temper tantrums.
Question 15 of 20
According to a proposed diagnostic designation from the American Psychiatric Association, temper tantrums are indiciative of a mental disorder if they occur after what age?
Question 16 of 20
Which of the following is a temper tantrum red flag for clinical attention?
Question 17 of 20
In what year was the first comprehensive study on temper tantrums published?
Question 18 of 20
Tantrums that consistently last for how long are considered extreme?
Question 19 of 20
Extreme temper tantrumlike rebellion crops up in older kids and teenagers, too. What percentage of adolescents suffer from oppositional defiant disorder?
Question 20 of 20