Well, I wanted to go on record as saying I think this is the wrong way to deal with a tantrum:
My baby started having temper tantrums around age one. He’d throw himself on the floor, kick, scream, and cry until he almost turned blue. I didn’t know what to do. Finally I thought, ‘What would I want if I were having a tantrum?’ I’d want someone to comfort me. So that’s what I did. I picked him up and held him tight and let him cry. Then I began talking to him in a shooting voice. Eventually he calmed down. I’m not sure if he knew why he was so upset, but human contact seemed to be the cure. Sometimes we just need to be held.
What's the right way? I'd say by applying the rod of discipline to the seat of correction (i.e. giving the kid something to cry about)