Ok so I am a person whom seems to care to much what people think. Not good on my part. Anyways, this is probably for the people who don't care what people think. How do you deal with people staring at you when you discipline in public? You can't just let your children walk all over you. But I know people always look at you funny. Even if you aren't hitting, because that is something I would never do in public. And I am not a screamer either. But if your child is crying and upset they still stare. It really makes me feel like I have done something wrong. How do I get myself to thinking that I am doing the right thing? I don't judge if someone is disciplining their child, unless it was abusive. Thanks for the advice. My daughter is almost 4 and already has an attitude and I want her to know that I am the boss. But when it comes to dealing with it publicly I get nervous of what people think. Thanks!!! :)Answer Question
Answer by beckie66 at 10:53 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:56 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
I get looks but I'll put them in time out right there in the store...LOL...they were crying and sobbing. i told them that they can cry all they want but we aren't budging from the pet food isle until they stop crying and act right. Boy that turned them around quick. Find a punishment or words that work for your kid. Someone will always find something that you are doing wrong. If you don't punish them they will complain. If you do punish them they will complain.
But you have to realize that it has to be done. They can not think that just because other people around they can do what they want. To not punish them around others says to them (unintentionally) that YOU the parent are doing something wrong. You will be that mom with the out of control kids. The push over mom.
Answer by SandraRh at 10:57 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Answer by flatlanderjenn at 10:59 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 11:00 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Honestly, I never paid any attention to the people around me when I had to. I don't care what a stranger thinks of me.
Answer by Christine0813 at 11:01 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Answer by Bellarose0212 at 11:23 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Answer by truetigress at 12:41 AM on Jul. 1, 2010
I just don't pay attention to what other people are doing when I'm out. They should mind their own freaking business. I'm sure I've gotten some looks. Especially the time I got fed up with my oldest who was throwing a huge tantrum like a 2yo in the middle of Wal-mart so I spanked her bottom (1 swat) after she knocked stuff off the shelf and put her in the seat of the cart. Oh, did I mention she was like 6 1/2-7 years old at the time. She had been warned to act her age and didn't so she got treated like a baby. She's 10 now and can still fit in the seat of the cart and I will put her in there if she acts up.
I try to avoid shopping with her as much as possible because she acts like a toddler. My other kids don't act that way and their main punishment instore is to have to walk with their hands on the cart.
Answer by justanotherjen at 1:13 AM on Jul. 1, 2010
Answer by kyuteangl88 at 1:15 AM on Jul. 1, 2010