13 Comics That Completely Capture Parenting During A Tantrum

11/03/2016 03:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Few things rival a kid tantrum for shock, awe and (especially in public) damage to the parental ego. Triggered by seemingly random, utterly innocuous events, tantrums are designed to explode without warning and bombard its target--that would be you--with screams, kicks, tears, slobber and, if you're crazy enough to try to stop it, elbows to the eye and knees to the groin.

Alas, there's no way to avoid tantrums, even as the Terrible Twos morph into the Terrible Threes and Terrible Fours and Fives ... and eventually the Terrible Tweens and Teens. Fortunately, these 13 cartoons can help you laugh while you take cover.

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