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What's your approach for handling public meltdowns?

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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Question: What's your approach for handling public meltdowns?

Options:

I just grit my teeth and get through my errand as fast as possible.

I take my kid outside before he can even get a second scream in.

I sit down with, hold and/or talk to my child until he calms down.

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by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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Kaya529
by Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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While DS has had meltdowns at home, he has never melted down in public and has only acted up twice. I put him in time out wherever we were (in the middle of a restaurant and in the grocery store) both times.
fraujones
by Amanda on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:28 AM

If DH is with me, one of us will take our kids outside. If not, I talk to my kid then run the errand as quickly as possible. 

mom2jessnky
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 11:29 AM

My kids are WAY past the public meltdown stage, not that they really ever had them to begin with.  If they had one now, they'd lose a LOT of privileges for a very long time. I don't put up with that shit.

aidensmomma508
by Wendy on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Try to ignore it and get through it 

Tigress22304
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:11 PM

depends on which child.

If it's DD10-sometimes I will stop and sit with her until she calms...sometimes we go into the bathroom to calm her. And there are times where I will take her to the car.

SS8-I dont deal with his tantrums-his dad does.

Madelaine
by Ruby Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Agreed

Quoting mom2jessnky:

My kids are WAY past the public meltdown stage, not that they really ever had them to begin with.  If they had one now, they'd lose a LOT of privileges for a very long time. I don't put up with that shit.


EireLass
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Depends on who's melting. 

GypsiSky
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:46 PM

So far, I've never had to deal with one.

lasombrs
by Sara on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:49 PM

its a mixture of the three depending on the errand the place and how important it is that i get it done at that time

MixedCooke
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:29 PM
Downplay it and start to walk away, have her apologize and distract and continue on.
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