toddlers acting up in public

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Sarah - posted on 09/03/2015

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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.

Gena - posted on 09/02/2015

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You are not a bad mom for stopping their tantrums in public. And don't forget that the people who stare were also once children.

Suzanne - posted on 09/07/2015

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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

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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

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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.

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Pamela - posted on 09/05/2015

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Thank you sareh e im nervous going have 2nd child in two weeks another boy I hope my son is good big brother

Pamela - posted on 09/05/2015

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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

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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

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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

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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. ;)

Sarah - posted on 09/04/2015

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Anytime you need to get something out, you just post it. If you don't want advice, then say so and just get your frustrations out.

Pamela - posted on 09/03/2015

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I appreciate your help cause I need it kids dont came with manual they are there own little person but as long as I guide them to be good I want my son to make me proud thank you other moms

Pamela - posted on 09/03/2015

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Thank u gena w you made my day it just he started acting like that when he turn 2 and im pregnant preparing for new baby my hands are full thank u can I email if I have a bad day

Pamela - posted on 09/03/2015

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He 2 years old that make a lot sence about forest fire im pregnant to so it over whemling he good but has his moment thank u sareh e

Pamela - posted on 09/02/2015

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I dont understand that like letting the kids win like that am I bad mom for getting mad at him right away

Jodi - posted on 09/02/2015

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It's worse watching a parent give in to a child just to stop its tantrums!

Pamela - posted on 09/02/2015

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Thank u jodi I just hate people looking at me like im bad mom he good sometimes I get embarreses

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