Motherhood
  • J
  • over 1 year ago

Why do people stop and start?

Someone please tell me why people stop and stare when a toddler is throwing a tantrum as if it’s some kind of show!? News flash! You are not helping the situation any better by stopping and staring, your just making mom even more stressed out. If you must look, look and then look away!!!!! I’m sorry for the negative rant. It’s one thing to have my toddler throwing a tantrum and then on top of that I have a audience.
  • A
  • over 1 year ago

I'm expecting my first child and I genuinely am asking out of curiosity: what would be the best response? Is it best to just pretend you don't hear or notice, or is it okay to offer any help? Ignoring sometimes feels rude, and I agree with the other posts that sometimes I glance just to make sure the child crying is okay.

  • K
  • over 1 year ago

I think the best response is no response. Leave the parents to it

  • B
  • over 1 year ago

Usually when mine acts up and we get a glance i of smile and say something quick like ... 'Its lunch time!" Or "someone didn't have a good nap today!" And usually i get some sympathy or a cute little story!

  • L
  • over 1 year ago

I’m like, hey wanna handle this since you are so interested 🤣🤣🤣

  • D
  • over 1 year ago

I look for a split second while walking and when I see the kid having a temper tantrum I just mind my business and keep walking. I do look in the direction that I hear the initial scream if the parent sees me I give a gentle smile :)

  • K
  • over 1 year ago

I try to ignore people’s looks and deal with it the same I would at home which is sometimes ignoring my child and leaving her to have her tantrum if people don’t like it tough shit

  • K
  • over 1 year ago

I think that’s what would get you judged because people see that your just giving in

  • A
  • over 1 year ago

Yep I wish I would've done that from the beginning! I placated mine in public, and that's something kids pick up on fast.

  • M
  • over 1 year ago

When any child yells I look. What if they are hurt, being mistreated, or kidnapped? Its never to judge a mom or child

  • B
  • over 1 year ago

Exactly. I never want to ignore a kid’s cries.

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