How do I deal with my 3.5yr old boys' temper tantrum in public?

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Ella - posted on 09/16/2012

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Yeh unfortunately they love t create in public lol,if u carnt leave eg ur in the middle of shop I'd just ignore n don't reward with communication unless they pipe down n like above distraction can b a great tool for that age,never back down from a tantrum-hard,but it only teaches child that's how to behave if things ain't going there way which in the. Real world it's never Gunna happen x

S. - posted on 09/15/2012

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Forget you are in public! Blank out the stares and tuts of people, all of them were kids once and they probably have had a paddy in public too themselves. At 3.5 i would just take them by there wrist and lead them out of were ever they are, take them home and if the child was still creating I'd send them up to bed for some reflection time. Stay calm and stay firm.

If it's a habbit (like everytime you go to the supermarket) try distractions like having him hold the shopping list and fetch stuff or a treasure hunt for stuff.

Amy - posted on 09/15/2012

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Whenever my kids have had tantrums in public I leave. I've only had to leave a handful of times because they learned very quickly that I wasn't going to put up with the tantrums. I would add that 99% of the time the tantrums root cause is because they are overtired and they would fall asleep within 5 minutes of being in the car.

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