ADVERTISEMENT

Life's tough when you’re a kid. Imagine putting all of your hopes and dreams into devouring a magnet only to find out that your parents won't let you do it. Or your mom refusing to overdose you on Tylenol. So what do you do in such a devastating moment of despair? The only thing left to do. You let it all out. You cry, scream, go absolutely berserk until you release every ounce of energy and collapse. Only when you get rid of all the built-up negative energy can you leave everything behind and start living anew.

Children throw the worst tantrums for the most ridiculous reasons. And their parents are forced to endure them. So, in an act of solidarity, they're reminding other parents that they're not alone in this struggle. Dads and moms are using the #WhyMyKidIsCrying hashtag to share the worst meltdowns their kids have had, and the majority of them even attach photographic evidence to show that they're not making this stuff up. And this definitely provides their stories with credibility because some of them are so absurd, you can't help but wonder if they're works of fiction.

Continue scrolling to check out their tweets and if you want more, fire up Bored Panda's lists called 100 Ridiculous Reasons Why Kids Cry and Parents Are Sharing All The Hilariously Absurd Reasons Why Their Kids Cry.

Even though temper tantrums can sound like a disaster for any parent, they can be seen as opportunities for education. According to Kids Health, a platform that provides doctor-reviewed advice on physical, emotional, and behavioral topics, temper tantrums range from whining and crying to screaming, kicking, hitting, and breath-holding. They're equally common in boys and girls and usually occur between the ages of 1 to 3.

"There are two types of temper tantrums: emotional and non-emotional," Pamela Li, the creator and Chief Editor of Parenting For Brain told Bored Panda. "Emotional tantrums are caused by out-of-control emotions such as disappointment, anger, sadness. When that happens, a child's behavior is controlled by the emotional brain (Limbic) while the thinking brain (Pre-frontal Cortex) is inaccessible, and therefore you cannot talk reasons with them. Non-emotional tantrums are seen as manipulative acts because the child's behavior is deliberate and controlled by the thinking brain. But non-emotional tantrums are often associated learning (conditioning) created by parents' previous unintended reaction (giving in)."

ADVERTISEMENT

Some kids may have tantrums more often than others, but they're a normal part of child development. It's how young children show that they feel tired, hungry, or uncomfortable in some other way. They can also have a meltdown because they can't get a toy or a parent to do what they want. Learning to deal with frustration is something that children learn over time.

"Most 'ridiculous' tantrums are emotional tantrums because it's hard for adults to understand why someone could be upset about things that don't seem important to us," Li added. "Parents can actually turn them into teaching moments. Things to teach include: 1) emotional regulation: how to stay calm themselves instead of yelling at the child; 2) vocabulary: how to express themselves using words; 3) empathy: how to empathize with others and not make fun of their pain."

ADVERTISEMENT

Because toddlers can't yet express what they want, feel, or need in words, a frustrating experience can manifest itself in the form of a tantrum. So, when a child's language skills improve, tantrums tend to decrease.

The most important thing a parent has to keep in mind during a kid's tantrum is keeping their cool. Their own frustration or anger only complicates the problem more. Helping a child to learn to calm down should be the main focus so moms and dads need to be calm, too. For more information about how to deal with temper tantrums, check out this article by Parenting For Brain.

#3

Why-My-Kids-Crying

sarahstarrs_ Report

Add photo comments
POST
wianjama avatar
Rissie
Community Member
4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The second set of tears were the learning kind ;) Yes, I have kids and yes I will do this too. It's awesome that you show personality, but if it doesn't kill you, it makes your breath smell really strong for a while ;)

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
#4

Why-My-Kids-Crying

steponmegently Report

Add photo comments
POST
barrywright avatar
Barry Wright
Community Member
4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My son, now 24, swallowed a shower curtain magnet when he was about 3 years old. Like all things, this, too, passed.

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
ADVERTISEMENT
#6

Why-My-Kids-Crying

grahampatsmith Report

Add photo comments
POST
jitka-zachova avatar
Pamela24
Community Member
4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And you call yourself a decent parent?! I'm calling the child services right now, this atrocity has to be stopped!!!

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
#19

Why-My-Kids-Crying

saltymamas Report

Add photo comments
POST
juliajuhas avatar
JuJu
Community Member
4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

aaah...the "Stripper phase"...I still think my son had secretly all his seams replaced by velcro

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
ADVERTISEMENT
See Also on Bored Panda
#21

Why-My-Kids-Crying

XOXOJennaJane Report

Add photo comments
POST
zselyke_szekely avatar
Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, I know this one haha I had a strawberry flavoured cough syrup as a kid. Was always wanting it

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
#26

Why-My-Kids-Crying

messykennedy Report

Add photo comments
POST
lilskittleme avatar
Hermione Granger
Community Member
4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Valid reason. Just wait till he finds out he has to go back to school when he is old enough.

View more commentsArrow down menu
#27

Why-My-Kids-Crying

elizabeth1220 Report

Add photo comments
POST
signup_4 avatar
Chaz83
Community Member
4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is a legitimate reason for throwing oneself on the floor and crying.

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
ADVERTISEMENT
See Also on Bored Panda
#30

Why-My-Kids-Crying

LaurenBernardLV Report

Note: this post originally had 44 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.