Monday, January 26, 2015

Tantrum Tuesday - When is it not OK

Tantrum - an uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child. I had to copy this definition on google.  This topic was a result of yesterday's conversation with my daughter and her hubby.  We had so much fun laughing and being silly.  Apparently he was having a tantrum during the weekend.  I told him that he was too old to be having tantrums.  So when is it not cool to have tantrums.  Is there an age limit?  If you read the definition, it says "young child".  So for women their tantrum becomes hissy fits, it's similar, right.  What about for older man?  Would you call it, throwing a fit or is it just all being upset?  While watching the Australian open, professional players still throw a tantrum by throwing their racket and most of the time breaking it.  John Isner just did that as he lost the game.  Nick Kyrgios also threw his racket after losing a point during the crucial fourth set of his match.  He ended up winning the match.  As for the women players, I've seen some taking it out on the lines people or the umpire and again their racket.  So I did my little research and came up with the following:
  • For a child, three basic rule: Be consistent, Eliminate temptation, Use distraction.
  • For a teenager: Stay calm, Set consequences, Follow through.
  • For couples: Anticipate, Wait, Validate
Remember him, best adult tantrum by a professional tennis player.

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