Dealing with Toddler Tantrums in Public

Having a toddler meltdown in public is not fun

The look, and comments from people standing around

As if we don't have enough to deal with already

Our urge is to stop their crying as soon as possible

Public tantrums can bring out lots of emotions in us

Anger

Shame

Helplessness

Frustration

Self-doubt

When we're overwhelmed by these emotions, they can take over our thinking brain

Just like our kid's emotions take over theirs

is that we want to yell, instead of cry

The only difference between us and the kids then

So the first and most important step is

1st

Take a deep mindful breath to bring back our thinking brain

We're modeling how to  self-regulate

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