Me! I don't I just tend to ignore the screaming or whatever and act like nothing is going on and she soon realises that I'm not going to give in. Sod other people, better than effing and blinding at your kids in public like I saw the other day xx
I ddon't when its in the supermarket or shopping etc and its nobody I know. I do find it much harder when its outside nursery and all the other parents can see or with family.
Worse one ever was a mega tantrum in a restaurant when out with my parents in law. They just sat and hid behind their menus while Tom screamed and was totally out of control for about 20 mins. They were clearly embarrassed and pretended it was nothing to do with them. There wasn't a lot they could have done to help but at least my parents would have offered to take him outside or tried to help. Really annoyed me!
Not any more, I used to when we were stuck on the bus and scream the whole journey home but I would still try and time her out (as best you on a bus). I may have been embarrassed but I still adressed her behaviour, she needed / needs to know what is and isnt acceptable anywhere. It doesn't bother me now, I just needed the practice back then and I'm glad i stuck with it.
I dont get them outside when we go out but can happen in the house. Sadly my relatives will bark and intervene to which I take my child and they calm down in a mo. They have always had valid reason to be upset and find myself explaining to people they are upset because ie you are leaving, you took their toy and have a right to be. So I dont get embarrassed.
I wish I didn't, but I struggle with social anxiety anyway, so any situation that puts focus on me is hard. I also know that the way I deal with Alice isn't conventional, so I get added raised eyebrows and tuts for not doing time out etc.
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