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What do you do when... user banned
Jun 5th '13

Your toddler throws a major temper tantrum in public? I was trying to be nice, so I took my daughter to the mall to play, then we were going to get lunch. She started acting up in the play area, so I told her we were leaving. She wouldn't let me put her shoes on. She was kicking and screaming. Then she refused to walk with me. I was having to drag her. Then she collapsed on the floor. I'm not supposed to be lifting her, but I picked her up anyway, then she proceeded to kick me in the stomach. Then she took off running. I can't chase her very well right now. I don't know what to do when she acts like this! Talking to her doesn't work and I don't like to spank, especially in public. I felt so stupid. I don't think I'll be taking her out in public anymore. At least not without her dad. That was a nightmare.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
Jun 5th '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [32 wks]:" Your toddler throws a major temper tantrum in public? I was trying to be nice, so I took my daughter ... [snip!] ... I felt so stupid. I don't think I'll be taking her out in public anymore. At least not without her dad. That was a nightmare."


My son does those things. He screams and hits and throws himself on the ground. I take him to a nice corner and sit his ass down there. He gets a time out to calm himself down where ever we are. It usually works. He settles down and understands that he can't act that way. Usually I get a kiss and we go on about our day.



I used to take him home or to the car, but I found that made it worse because he did it when he didn't want to do what we were doing anymore.

GavinsMomJohnnysWife 2 kids; Texas 2789 posts
Jun 5th '13

I usually pick my son up and march right to the car when he does stuff like that. It's hard when you can't lift them or they know you can't exactly chase them. :(

Cat.Woman. Due January 15; 1 child; Gotham City, PA, United States 4072 posts
Jun 5th '13

I get right in his face and whisper in my scary Mommy voice, "If you don't stop it right now, so help me God...."
Usually does the trick.

JKR 2 kids; ---------------------, TX, United States 1538 posts
Jun 5th '13
Quoting GavinsMomJohnnysWife:" I usually pick my son up and march right to the car when he does stuff like that. It's hard when you can't lift them or they know you can't exactly chase them. :("

This!

mommy2thing1&thing2 Due November 11 (girl); 2 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 3064 posts
Jun 5th '13

thats exactly what my son does! (hes almost 26 months) i try to ignore the behavior as much as possible and get him away from everyone staring and commenting( basicly giving him the attention he wants till he calms down)he also dosent get what ever treat or fun thing we were doing/gonna do

Aubrey(:Ryleigh TTC since May 2013; 2 kids; Lubbock, TX, United States 145 posts
Jun 5th '13
Quoting Miss Brittany:" I get right in his face and whisper in my scary Mommy voice, "If you don't stop it right now, so help me God...." Usually does the trick."



:D LOL! I do this to mine too!

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4500 posts
Jun 5th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" My son does those things. He screams and hits and throws himself on the ground. I take him to a nice ... [snip!] ... him home or to the car, but I found that made it worse because he did it when he didn't want to do what we were doing anymore. "</blockquote>




:!::!: This

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4500 posts
Jun 5th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Brittany:</b>" I get right in his face and whisper in my scary Mommy voice, "If you don't stop it right now, so help me God...." Usually does the trick."</blockquote>




So help me God, what? What happens if he doesn't stop?



Curious.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
Jun 5th '13

Yeah, I avoid taking the kids out without DH at all costs, lol. Sometimes it's unavoidable though. If it's something I HAVE to be there for, like doctor appointment or something, I just sit them down and if they cry, they cry. I usually have a stroller with me, so they can get strapped down if they don't want to sit still by themselves. Anything that's not necessary for us to be there, we leave right away. DD1 is the main one that does this. We have cancelled swimming lessons and plans with family because of her attitude and tantrums several times, sometimes even before we get there in the car she'll start up and I turn the car right around.
Momma don't play no games. Screw that. You get an attitude, you're not having any fun, bottom line.

Cat.Woman. Due January 15; 1 child; Gotham City, PA, United States 4072 posts
Jun 5th '13
Quoting tay. ☮:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Brittany:</b>" I get right in his face and whisper in my ... [snip!] ... me God...." Usually does the trick."</blockquote> So help me God, what? What happens if he doesn't stop? Curious."

He always stops.

INDIAN 1 child; California 2387 posts
Jun 5th '13

I would spank my daughter, not hard, but a tap right on the butt and give her the face, if she threw a tantrum like that In public. Then again, I can really only remember once, that she has done that. Now if she even starts I give her my angry face and she just makes a hump noise and stops. I don't know what it is about the angry face haha.

Cat.Woman. Due January 15; 1 child; Gotham City, PA, United States 4072 posts
Jun 5th '13
Quoting Jas ♥:" Yup. And the death stare."

Works like a charm. :wink:

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4500 posts
Jun 5th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" Yup. And the death stare."</blockquote>




Oh yeah, and this. I call it the mom look -- usually works.

tinana+2 2 kids; Jesus, FC, Virgin Islands 38210 posts
status Jun 5th '13

I bribe them :lol: "When we get in the car, we can..." I just make sure it's not a lie, whatever it will be. (watch a movie, have a drink, etc. They're easily bribed with cold water, especially my 5 year old. Who would have thought?)



I also am known for the death stare. If it's REALLY bad, "ok, let's call Daddy and let him know what you're doing." They're not afraid of either of us but they don't like to disappoint either.