I watch Nick mom way too much.
I just want to say "ugh grow up and act like a parent" to any moms that give me dirty looks, when my 2 yr old cries, at the park cause he wants to play games on my phone or wants me to help him climb the slide cause he saw other kids doing it.
I often say "Hey, I don't speak baby now what do you want?" When he asks again for what he wants I'll say "No" and give him another option. I tell him to climb the latter or go around. The slide is not to climb they are suppose to go down not climb up. Tears might show up for a second but he knows how to suck it up. I am not backing down to my kid i am the parent and i make the rules bottom line.