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If you struggle with your child screaming or shouting, you know how difficult it can be to get them to stop.
Children scream when they’re physically hurt, but it’s challenging and often embarrassing when they scream because they feel angry or frustrated, or when they can’t have their own way.
So how can you stop your child screaming when they’re not in pain?
Why does my child scream?
Children can scream for a wide range of reasons. It’s normal behaviour, particularly for younger children. Your child may use screaming as self-defence to stop another child taking a toy they’re playing with, or to get a sibling to leave their room.