When your 4 year old throws a book in your face because he’s having a tantrum you end up wondering is this normal behaviour or is he copying things he’s seen? Not that James has seen anything being thrown at me exactly, but he has witnessed his dad losing his temper and throwing items about – not at people I hasten to add, just general throwing. Tom can lose his temper in a flash and it’s not pleasant. It doesn’t happen very often, thankfully, maybe once every few months, but it’s horrible when it does. The way James has just erupted makes me fearful that he is going to have trouble controlling his temper when he gets older. I’m hoping these are just normal childhood tantrums though, as he’s only like it when he’s tired. It’s a worry.