Jaime - posted on 05/05/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )
Hello ladies. I am a mom of an 18 month old daughter and a 7 month old son. Lately, when the kids and I go out, my 18 month old throws tantrums when we are in the store. Just today, i had the kids in the stroller, shopping at walmart and she started throwing a fit cuz she wanted out of the stroller. I tried giving her things to distract her and they just got thrown at me. I tried talking to her and that just made it worse. Ignoring doesn't work either. I tried taking her out so she could walk with me and she tried to take off runnin so back in she went. She cried for a good while til a lady came over and talked to her for a minute. She acted like i couldn't control my kid and i guess i couldnt cuz she wouldnt calm down for me.
So my question is, how do you handle public tantrums??