Temper tantrums are a way a young child lets out strong emotions before he is able to express them in socially acceptable ways. Although your child may seem totally out of control, these fits of rage, stomping, screaming and throwing himself to the floor is a normal part of childhood development. Temper tantrums often occur only with a parent. They are a way a child communicates his feelings. You can learn from your child by understanding the situation that caused the temper tantrum to erupt.
Temper tantrums often begin at about 1 year of age and continue until age 3. Nearly all children have them, but, by age 4, most children develop the necessary self-control and temper tantrums stop.