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What do you do when... Squeaky McGee [16 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65870 posts
5th Jun '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
5th Jun '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
5th Jun '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. :(

Black Cat 1 child; Marvel, PA, United States 3827 posts
5th Jun '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 1301 posts
5th Jun '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
5th Jun '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
5th Jun '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 4496 posts
5th Jun '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 4496 posts
5th Jun '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
5th Jun '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.

Black Cat 1 child; Marvel, PA, United States 3827 posts
5th Jun '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 2358 posts
5th Jun '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.

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 105223 posts
status 5th Jun '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."


:lol:



Chub threw a "tantrum" yesterday. Started screaming because I took the shopping cart away fro her when she pushed it forward. I just ignored her and continued walking with her while she cried. sure, people looked. many just smiled because they understood.

JΔ$ Georgia 77494 posts
status 5th Jun '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."


Yup. And the death stare.

Black Cat 1 child; Marvel, PA, United States 3827 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting Jas ♥:" Yup. And the death stare."

Works like a charm. :wink: