We’ve all been there. You get your kid fully dressed and out of the house to run a few painstaking errands. It took three trips to the van to get everyone loaded up with all of the appropriate accessories and no one needing to potty again.
No one wants to be out and about (it’s much more fun to stay home in pajamas playing with trains), but never-the-less, here you are looking for the best-priced paper towels in Target and right there in front of God and everybody, your kid starts throwing down.
Tantrums: one of the most dreaded parts of parenting young kids – especially when these tantrums happen in public.
Sometimes I see those moms in the aisles of the grocery store dealing with their screaming little one and I feel as though I should salute them. Anyone who says their kid would never act like “that” in public is clearly not a parent.
So what do you do when these less than magical parenting moments arise?
Whatever works best for your child to help defuse and prevent those tantrums, use it! Every child is different and what your child needs will continue to change as they grow.
Make sure to keep your child in the loop with how you expect them to act and reward them when they meet those expectations. Know that no matter how frustrating tantrums seem, you are not alone in them. All kids go through phases of tantrums and all parents are just doing their best to keep their kids safe and happy. You’ve got this!