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    If the author's children had continued carrying on whilst on the plane, would she have gotten off and waited for the next one, I wonder?


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    I just find it funny that, to combat a toddler throwing a temper tantrum, the bus driver threw one of his own.

    He's now been stood down, too. Apparently the CCTV footage shows it actually wasn't as horribly bad as the bus driver was making it out to be.

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    People have become so precious, it is a toddler tantrum, we've all had them. Glad to hear the driver got into trouble.

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    I Would have been bloody mortified if I was that poor mum . I can see the drivers point too that it's dangerous , I don't really know what I believe is " right " all I know is my daughter throws the most horrid blood curdling out of control tantrums and CAN NOT be settled for awhile . And I'm completely out of my depth as my son is this placid boy that has never really thrown one in his almost 4 years of life . It's all new to me . So I'm already mortified enough let alone someone then saying something to me bout it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by wikidwitch View Post
    If the author's children had continued carrying on whilst on the plane, would she have gotten off and waited for the next one, I wonder?

    I was wondering the same thing

    And there's a difference between stopping your kid kicking someone's seat, and screaming...and let me tell you, holding my toddlers legs so she doesn't kick, results in some blood curdling 'I'm being murdered' screams

    But yes, as sucky as it is for everyone around, tantrums are a part if children, and while some people may dream of a utopia where children are neither seen nor heard, the reality is that they have just as much right to be in public as anyone else

    I think the sucky thing is, that bus drivers (at Least at the depo my friend worked from) are often on the autism spectrum
    Which in this case would make me understand his reaction a lot more, and sympathise with him!

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    It's hard to control a toddler, every parent should know! What can you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsTugs View Post
    The bit that I actually found the most disturbing is that the author felt the need to give the kid an iPhone to curb the tantrum. What did we do as kids? Or parents didn't have iPhones...... We got a smack and a stern talking to. We turned out okay if u ask me.
    I know that's a bit off topic to the OP. I'm just answering the Q, that's the first thing I thought when reading article..
    If my toddler was chucking a wobbly I'd rather distract him with my Iphone and allow him to happily play puzzles/drawing/listening to stories on it than resorting to giving him a smack in public, resulting in more distress...but thats just me

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsTugs View Post
    The bit that I actually found the most disturbing is that the author felt the need to give the kid an iPhone to curb the tantrum. What did we do as kids? Or parents didn't have iPhones...... We got a smack and a stern talking to. We turned out okay if u ask me.
    I know that's a bit off topic to the OP. I'm just answering the Q, that's the first thing I thought when reading article..
    Trust me our parents would have done the same had they have had iPhones at their disposal!

    Ill be honest ill do anything to stop DS being crazy on public transport. I have flown alone with him several times, it's hard!!

    ETA he gets the stern talking to, just not in public so much. Later, when he is capable of listening,

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    Its articles like that that make my social anxiety abiut my children being annoying in public sky rocket, it's bad enough when your child's chucking a tantrum let alone to be made to feel bad about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by catbox View Post
    It's hard to control a toddler, every parent should know! What can you do?
    Some kids are just noisy, aren't they? My 7th and 8th children have been noisiest (probably so they can be heard!) and it's reinforced to me that it all depends on the child - after all, if it was a parental skills thing, I should have enough experience to know how to control tantrums by now!

    I think that children are everyone's responsibility - lots of people have been kind enough to assist in entertaining my kids in public so I try hard to do the same!


 

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