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.

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Adam C
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2 months ago

"Wilson...wilson"

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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)."

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.

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Don Golosso
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2 months ago

The fear of getting older starting early here...

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"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."

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.

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Rissie
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2 months ago (edited)

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 ;)

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Barry Wright
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2 months ago

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

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Kristof De Smet
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2 months ago

Hey... if he feels he's old enough... and has a fake ID to prove it...

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Pamela24
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2 months ago

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

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Kenny Kulbiski
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2 months ago

She was saving that pickle for a special occasion.

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Kristof De Smet
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd let him...

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Meeple13
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2 months ago

Red Velvet Oreos though?

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Meeple13
Community Member
2 months ago

Must be Voldemort's daughter

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ravina nimje
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2 months ago

give him soap water to blow bubbles.

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IzzieM
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2 months ago

He cares about the planet...a lot!

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ThatOneGirlWhoWon’tShutUp
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2 months ago

Sounds like mine lol

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deanna woods
Community Member
2 months ago

You are interrupting her ninja training.

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deanna woods
Community Member
2 months ago

How did you look?

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Kristof De Smet
Community Member
2 months ago

As a husband, I would totally let you open it...

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Zsófi Füzesi
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2 months ago

She would have a valid reason to cry...

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MΣMΣ KIПG
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2 months ago

I know this feeling

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JuJu
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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Adam C
Community Member
2 months ago

We know. Joey doesn't share food.

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Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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ThatOneGirlWhoWon’tShutUp
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2 months ago

You terrible person, how dare you!

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ZoeIsHahaha
Community Member
2 months ago

You have violated the law. The taco MUST be wrapped correctly!

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IzzieM
Community Member
2 months ago

Ouch, tough critic...

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JuJu
Community Member
2 months ago

You are not tired enough...yet

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Hermione Granger
Community Member
2 months ago

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

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Chaz83
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2 months ago

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

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Juniper
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2 months ago

Same, when people sit next to me in public transport.

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Meeple13
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe she's Santa?

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crazy_cat_notAlady
Community Member
2 months ago

well, clearly doesn't need anymore. what gorgeous hair!!

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deanna woods
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2 months ago

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

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D r e a m l a n d s
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2 months ago

That kid's gonna grow up to be a teacher. I know it.

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cybermerlin2000
Community Member
2 months ago

He knew about the Corona virus and the panic buyers

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Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
2 months ago

In my culture that is exactly when you open them 😊

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Hope Floats
Community Member
2 months ago

My partner had the same reaction, but that's a whole different story.. Ha ha ha..

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Jenny McMillin
Community Member
2 months ago

That darn beach!!

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Väinö-Oskari Astala
Community Member
2 months ago

Audiophile in training.

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Hermione Granger
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

*Cereal* killer in training?.......

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Kesyra
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2 months ago

This is obviously a cool kid. Can't just not wear sunglasses to bed.

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Audrey Davis _ Student - BuggES
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2 months ago

OLD YELLER NO

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Tammy Hornback
Community Member
2 months ago

Awww I never thought about the after of " we are going to Disneyland YAY"

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CherylTunt
Community Member
2 months ago

I would says it’s broken and has to watch them

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deanna woods
Community Member
2 months ago

That's actually a legitimate reason to be crying.

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