My 14month old DS just had his first public tantrum We were on our way home from the gym and I usually stop at the park at let him out to walk the rest of the way home(as its only a v.short distance). He was fine until he saw some balloons (a realestate agent had put up for a open house) and he wanted one. Well he went balistic when I said no and attemtpted to redirect him to some flowers instead! He was kicking and crying and about to throw himself down on the concrete so I just quickly grabbed him and had to struggle with him for five minutes just to get him to sit in his pram/put his belt on etc.........he screamed all the way home and only stopped when we got inside our house. The whole time I kept thinking is this the start of something HORRIBLE- The Public Tantrum, where your put on display as the worst mother in the world while your child screams out of control
Ds has had very small tantrums previously at home but only for me,he usually just lies down on the floor and whinges for about 2 secs then gets up and starts playing again (I actually thought it was really cute and have been telling everyone how sweet his little tanties are!) BOY WAS I WRONG!!!!!
Anyone out there experienced the fury of a PUBLIC TANTRUM?
If so please help with tips, advice, horror stories etc