How do you deal with strangers gawking when your child has a public meltdown?
My daughter is 4 yrs old and still has tantrums and public meltdowns that include crying, yelling and even screaming. Wee went on our first real vacation to Monteray,CA. where we stayed overnight at a hotel and it was special but laced with reality when her tantrusms et in. She is naturally an agressive child and preschool and discipline is our attempt to curb it but it doenst always work. Anyways a lot of times people would look at us as we walked by, with my daughter sitting on ehr dad's shoulders and sobbing. Some looked right at me and glared at me as thouugh b/c I'm the mother I'm automatically at fault. People of all ages, with and without childlren with them, glared. Not eveyrbody butu a lot. As if they'd never seen a kid throw a tantrum. I dont understand why when there's so much more to look at with all the antique shops and ships etc they'd choose to look at a 4 year-old and her parents having a hard time. It doesn't help the child or the parents and it's rude. What do you do? Why do you think they do this? Do you ever experience this?