My 16 month old son is super active. He loves to run, play, jump anything that will allow him to keep moving. We were at the car dealership the other day waiting for an oil change. Now, we havent lived in this area for very long, therefor we have no friends, or family here to help out, and daycare was closed for the day. The dealership has an outstanding play center inside with plenty of room to play and plenty of things to play with. It has an inside mini jungle gym and slide its just super. My son was playing in there and all of a sudden got super mad at I dont know what and started a dramatic tantraum. I mean, full out kicking, screaming, throwing himself on the ground, banging his head on whatever he can. Instantly I always remove him from whatever he is banging his head on to decrease his chances of hurting himself. Now normally if this were to happen I would try and calm him down for a couple mins and if that doesnt work I would remove him from the public place and we would go sit in the car until the tantraum is over. Well, we couldnt exactly do that because the car was being worked on, going outside in general wasnt an option because there was a yucky storm going on. I tried speaking to him about his behavior which I know he doesnt really understand what Im saying. I tried picking him up, giving him snacks, juice etc. I couldnt find what was making him mad. Then my only other option was to let him throw the fit. A half hour later, and 3 employees checking on us later, hes still going at it. One employee pushed us to the front of the line and got us out of there. Not only was he disrupting other people in there but he was disrupting their calls etc. My first priority is to be a good parent and handle this properly, but also at the same time I want to be respectful to our surroundings and that is also a priority. Please advise me with suggestions for the future.
Answer by ldmrmom at 12:52 PM on Feb. 7, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:20 PM on Feb. 7, 2011
Answer by countrygirl06 at 12:24 PM on Feb. 7, 2011