DD1 (2yo) and I were out grocery shopping and running a couple other errands today (3 total). She was very well behaved until the last leg of our trip which happened to be grocery shopping.
As we were checking out she wanted to hold something that was not ours & I was not buying. I said we would think about playing w/the other item another time and gave her the toy she brought into the store. She became very upset, threw herself on the floor, and screamed and cried. I picked her up and put her in our basket as by this time we were holding up the line. She proceeded to kick the two bags that were in the basket and then started throwing things out of the cart.
I continued pushing the basket to get us out to the car, but in the meantime I sternly stated that good girls did not behave this way and asked her to sit down. Of course that was refused twice and I became upset. I was stern but spoke to DD quietly about being a good girl. Many people were looking but that was most likely due to the ear splitting tantrum taking place as we were leaving. Or was it? I am wondering if the general perception was something along the lines of "she needs to discipline that child", or maybe "my kid wouldn't be behaving that way", or "She's being too stern with that child". You get the idea. What would you think? How do you view yourself and your parenting from the outside looking in to know if you are too strict/demanding or too soft/lenient?
Answer by older at 2:15 PM on Feb. 13, 2011
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Answer by amileegirl at 2:24 PM on Feb. 13, 2011
When I see a mom with a child throwing a tantrum I only think poorly of them if they over react, yell, or do something else like that. If they calmly react and I see they are talking to the child and not totally ignoring them I think 'good parneting'. AND my heart goes out to them.... we have all been there done that.
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