It's impossible to take my 18 month old anywhere - even to the park! He hates being in the stroller (which is understandable I guess) but he also refuses to hold anyone's hand while walking. When I do let him roam around he inevitably ends up going towards places he shouldn't - like the street. When I try to pick him up or redirect him he SCREAMS his head off and throws himself on the ground and throws a tantrum. It usually doesn't last long but he does it every single time. I see people staring at me like my child is a brat and I want to yell "PLEASE! ANY ADVICE ON HOW TO HANDLE THIS WOULD BE AWESOME!" So, any advice? Do you think a child "leash" would be the best option here? Any other mommies with this problem?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Feb. 18, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
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Answer by MrsLeftlane at 4:29 PM on Feb. 18, 2010
I tell my daughter that if she wants to walk she has to hold hands. That goes for anywhere we go. If it's a special place that we are going just for her, I would leave if she acted like that. I would look at her and say "this is not how we act in public and because you can't behave properly, we're leaving". Before we went again I would remind her of the pervious incident and remind her that I have no problems cutting the fun short if she wants to act up. It has worked well for us. I have never and will never use a child leash as I have a moral opposition to them. But, he's your child and it's your job to keep him safe, so if you think that a leash is the best option, I'd say go for it.
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