I have an 18 month old who started the terrible twos a little early and she likes to throw tantrums. Mt husband and I took her to a renaissance festival and she started a tantrum when I put her in the stroller because she wanted me to carry her but 20 weeks pregnant and 90+ degree heat that wasn't happening. I put one hand on each side of her face so I could get her to look at me and let her go after I told her to stop. She then proceeded to continue the tantrum so I got her out of the stroller and popped her on her butt once or twice to get her attention and set her down. A woman saw this and got security and told them that I threw her back in the stroller and shook her when I didn't even come close to that they had police at the location also because they always have and I had to talk to them too the cop actually told me that he has to report this to cps even though she was happy and perfectly fine 2 seconds after I put on the ground to play. They are taking the woman's word for what she said she saw because she said she used to be a cop. I am upset and angry because I have never done anything to my daughter to hurt her and I'm basically being told that I am not allowed to discipline my toddler in public. Has anyone ever had to deal with insane stupid crap like this before? I don't know what to do at this point I am just trying not to lose it. I have at least 2 days before I might even hear from cps because it is Saturday. I don't really have anyone to talk to about this besides my husband and he has never been in this situation before either. Just in case yall are wondering I live in Texas. I will welcome any advice. Please and thank you for reading this whole post I didn't mean for it to be this long.
on May. 18, 2013 at 11:48 PM