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Parents may be able to prevent some spells by seeing that their child gets plenty of rest and feels secure. Here are some ways to help your child.
For example, let your child choose which shirt to wear.
This will help your child develop a more positive self-image and can also reduce feelings of frustration.
As children learn to deal with frustration, fear, and anger, breath-holding spells become less frequent.
If you have succeeded in preventing some of your child's breath-holding spells, problem behavior may remain. Here are some tips to help your child.
For example, remind your child to "use your words."
Minimize unnecessary frustrations, but do not try to remove them all.
Set limits and follow through with consequences.
If you struggle with any of these issues, parenting classes or counseling can sometimes be helpful.
Current as of:
September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineLouis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as of: September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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