Tip on How to Resolve Public Tantrums
First off, you as a parent have to analyze your child. Each and every child is a little different. So, if I was to give you one time as if it would generally apply to all children then I would be fronting.
For example my child is a very intellegient 3 year old. She is too smart for her age, and she is fully aware of this. Yet, she is very energetic, and very inquizzitive. She loves to get into things; and she loves to push limits. She is a high acheiver.
So sometimes in public she tries to push the limit. She may decide she doesnt want to leave out of a certain place for instance. So, what I do is. I ask her calmly at first, because if she see's i'm getting angry then she will feed off of it. Then once she refuses about 2 times, then I say "ok". Simply that. I am the adult--i am the parent, and I refuse to fight with a child in public. So then she is confused, because she was looking for a public battle. Yet, I know that I cannot spank her in public without a possible dfax incident. Yet, I also know that I cannot fuss at her too harshly or that will bring unwanted attention. So, I just say "ok, Amiracle!. Then I turn around and walk off. Okay, I got things to do! I'll see you later. " She gets upset because I wont turn back around and get her. Then she hurries behind me, and we do just as I originally wanted-- we leave. This way their is no public brawl or any public attention.