There’s very few things that match the embarrassment caused when your toddler decides to have a full-on meltdown in public. Although we’ve come a long way over the years, there’s still a somewhat old-fashioned, strict view on parenting today, where children are still deemed to be seen and not heard.
Strangers, unless they’re parents of young children themselves, don’t see, or frankly care about, your child’s need to express their feelings or their curiosity about new things. Instead, they’re unfortunately often seen as a nuisance – especially when they start throwing a tantrum!
It’s this negativity and potential backlash that can cause parents to feel humiliated when their little one lets loose in public. However, what you need to realize is that toddler tantrums, especially in public, are an unavoidable part of parenting. Also, who cares what anyone else thinks?
Those who have been there sympathize completely and those who haven’t? Let them judge!
Your toddler isn’t the only one causing havoc. You can rest assured somewhere, right now, there’s another toddler throwing an epic public tantrum and a parent trying desperately to stop it.
The good news is, there are ways you can tame your toddler’s public tantrums and below you’ll discover some of the most effective, tried and tested methods. [Read more…]