Kids at the Mall

Philippines
May 25, 2007 3:09pm CST
Do your kids throw tantrums in the mall? If they do, whta usually do you do? I for one, at one time had an experience with my child throwing tantrum in the mall. what I did was, I brought him in a hidden recess in the mall and I let him have his tantrum there, I turned my back at him while he was having his tantrum without speaking to him but first I told him that if he wouldn't stop his tantrum I would not speak to him and listen to him anymore. After 5 mins. he stop his tantrums. with your kids, what did you do?
5 responses
27 May 07
Hi there my kids have tantrums all the time at home i just prentend there not there they soon get fed up but out in public i smack there hand and if i have to shout at them i do people are always looking at me but i dont care im not having unruley kids.
@LadyDulce (830)
• United States
27 May 07
Depends on the reason really. If he's tired, I take him home. If he's just mad and yelling, he gets a warning. It's not yet gone beyond the warning, but if he starts hitting people or destroying things, he gets a swift smack on the rear. I'm not about to have a child of mine act the fool in public. If he acts up in public, that's where he's getting disciplined. My first two tried it once and they never did it again. Blessed Be
• United States
26 May 07
I think kids just get stressed out and tired in public is why they throw the tantrums. And, yes, tantrums are hard to deal with. I try not to take my kid out around strangers in malls too often. And, she's less stressed than most kids her age. People are judgemental and just assume that you must have done something to make your kid scream that way or else they wouldn't be screaming. They don't stop for a minute to think of what they'll do when they're in the same situation.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
25 May 07
This is a situation that is really hard to deal with, because people stare at you. My daughter and I usually tell them if they don't stop, they are grounded. We basically try to ignore it, and deal with it when we get home. They may act up in the store, but in the end , we have the upper hand.
@toe_ster (771)
• United States
25 May 07
This has happened plenty of times, and we have done different things. Once we just picked him up and went to the car and let him finish. Another time we told him we would walk away if he didn't stop, and we did. It scared him enough to stop and follow us.Another time we warned him if he didn't stop we would go home. And we did. Eventually he got the message and it stopped alltogether.