So my in laws came up for my son's 1st birthday. DS hadn't had a nap all day because he was excited to see his Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt, so he was tired. We go out to eat, and he was a little fussy. Not horribly so, but enough where I took him outside for a walk while everyone ate so he could calm down. I didn't get a single bite of my dinner.
My father-in-law then tells my mom how I should put ds in time out. He's a year old! He wouldn't understand the concept of time out. What point is time out if they can't appreciate that they are doing something wrong?? I handled the situation - I removed him from the restaurant so he didn't bother anyone. What else could I do?? So now I feel like crap because he doesn't think I handled it correctly and his kids 'would never do that'
Is he right? Wrong? What are your thoughts?