They’re watching you.
You can feel several sets of eyes on you – watching and waiting for your next move.
Your child has just started screaming and thrashing, and everyone around is wondering what will happen next.
You can feel the weight of their stares, judgment, and disapproval. Not to mention their almost morbid curiosity.
It’s every parents’ nightmare… a public tantrum. It’s embarrassing, awkward and humiliating.
Particularly if you don’t deal with it ‘right’.
But can you actually deal with tantrums in public the ‘right’ way while keeping your positive parenting hat on? Or, better yet, can you prevent the whole thing from happening in the first place?
Well yes, I believe you can.
You see, tantrums can be prevented before you even set foot outside the house. And even when tensions rise and a tantrum seems imminent, it can be nipped in the bud.
And if the worst happens, and your child launches into a full-throttle temper tantrum in public, there are empathetic and supportive ways of handling the situation.
Let’s take a closer look at how to deal with tantrums today, particularly the ones that happen in public with the spotlight squarely on you. Specifically we’ll look at 3 stages — the way before, the just before, and the during of the dreaded public temper tantrum.