toddlers acting up in public
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Sarah - posted on 09/03/2015
Tantrums are like forest fires, the more you fan the flames, the bigger they get. Ignore them, carry your screaming, wailing kid around, finish your tasks and go home. How old is your child? If you tell a child BEFORE you leave what the plans are and how you expect them to behave, it helps: WE are going to get groceries, we need veggies, milk and eggs. Then we are going to the post office, we may need to wait in line (but we can play a game of I spy), then we will come home and have lunch! When you get home if all went well, tell you child; "you did so well today, i think you earned a Popsicle after lunch!" IMO when kids know what to expect they respond better. Never promise a reward, but always praise them and an occasional reward will keep them motivated.
Suzanne - posted on 09/07/2015
From my experience of helping raise 7children and have my own I have only had two act out in public all the time ,,one ended up later being diagnosed adhd the other ODD
I found no matter what age I always treated the children the same
Telling them in a calm quite voice how I expect them to behave. ..when inside place if behavior issues came about I would quitely remind them what I expect . If child started to get to loud we would leave ..after a few times them learning they will not get what they want if they are being loud , having a temper tantrum, if you are very consistent with your actions the children will learn what behavior is ok where...
Gena - posted on 09/06/2015
My son is now 4 and its alot better. He listens 99% of the time when i tell him something. Going out in public is no problem at all. Occasionally he will want a toy but I tell him no and he doesn't act up at all. So don't worry things will get easier when he gets older!
Gena - posted on 09/04/2015
This just reminds me of when my son was 2..we were in a store where they have these huge metal baskets where the items are in. All of a sudden I couldn't find my son. Then an old woman got a huge fright,because my son went under that basket and she was going through the stuff and nearly had a heart attack when she saw two eyes looking at her from under the basket. I was glad to find him but I felt bad for the lady. But after the first shock I apologized and we both had to laugh about it.
Pamela - posted on 09/05/2015
Thank you gena w my son turning 3 in november dose age get better when they get older to start understanding to be quite and loud at certain places I hate talking him to my doctor appointment at his doctor appointment he act up there too
Pamela - posted on 09/05/2015
Thank u dove that make me feel better kids are fun cause they like to play watch cartoon im tired of cartoon lol when he asleep I try to watch a movie or regular tv he not bad a lot he has his days and when he good I praise him and reward him when he BAD he getting a spanking
Sarah - posted on 09/04/2015
For sure Dove is right. As parents we all have our monster days, as welt as our angel days. Everyone was little once and anyone you can't have forgiving attitude towards a new mom, can just go stick it where the sun don't shine
Dove - posted on 09/04/2015
Kids are SO much fun... lol
Don't worry about people looking at you or judging you (either silently or not so silently).... MOST people are probably thinking one of two things... I remember those days... or... thank goodness that's not ME today. ;)
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