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    What is it when kids don't want talk anymore that they just stay in the corner angry with everybody? They even stomp their feet going to the room...

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    Re: kids

    If a child gets angry and refuses to talk and just sits or lays somewhere, with his lower lip pooched out, we call this"pouting."

    If the child actually stomps his feet in anger as he retreats to his room, it is called a "tantrum." Quite often a child in the midst of a tantrum will fling his body to the ground and kick his feet and pound the floor as he screams and cries in rage.

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    Re: kids

    Also sulking. Sulking is pouting, without the lower lip.

    My sister once observed, when my daughter was in a full pout, that she though an airplane could land on that lip.

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    Re: kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    If a child gets angry and refuses to talk and just sits or lays somewhere, with his lower lip pooched out, we call this"pouting."

    If the child actually stomps his feet in anger as he retreats to his room, it is called a "tantrum." Quite often a child in the midst of a tantrum will fling his body to the ground and kick his feet and pound the floor as he screams and cries in rage.

    * When her mother didn't consent to her desire to play, Ana threw a tantrum and locked herself in her room.

    * She pouted in disappointment when her father broke his promise that they will see a movie today.

    --- Please check! thanks!!!

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    Re: kids

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    * When her mother didn't consent to her desire to play, Ana threw a tantrum and locked herself in her room.
    When her mother didn't consent to let her have her friend over Ana threw a tantrum.
    (It doesn't make sense that she would throw a tantrum and lock herself in her room.)

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    * She pouted in disappointment when her father broke his promise that they will see a movie today.
    Use would instead of will.

    ~R

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    When her mother didn't consent to let her have her friend over Ana threw a tantrum.
    (It doesn't make sense that she would throw a tantrum and lock herself in her room.)



    Use would instead of will.

    ~R
    Why not? Does tantrum already imply that someone would retreat to her room and lock up?

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    Re: kids

    No. Tantrum says she shouted and screamed and stamped and shrieked, and definitely did not retreat to her room and shut the door. If she does that, then she is probably sulking.

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    Re: kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    No. Tantrum says she shouted and screamed and stamped and shrieked, and definitely did not retreat to her room and shut the door. If she does that, then she is probably sulking.
    Yep. Exactly. Tamtrums are loud. Sulking is quiet.

    ~R

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    Re: kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    If the child actually stomps his feet in anger as he retreats to his room, it is called a "tantrum." Quite often a child in the midst of a tantrum will fling his body to the ground and kick his feet and pound the floor as he screams and cries in rage.
    What I disagree with is the "as he retreats to his room" part. The whole point of a tantrum is to do it where everybody can see it.

    ~R

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    Re: kids

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    What I disagree with is the "as he retreats to his room" part. The whole point of a tantrum is to do it where everybody can see it.

    ~R
    tantrum - shouts "I'm angry"
    sulking - whispers "I'm displeased"
    pouting - same as sulking

    Is this right?

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