Ever want to just walk away from your child when he/she is throwing a fit in the middle of the grocery store and maybe ask onlookers, “Whose kid is that?” When my daughter was about two, I can vividly remember just such an experience. I got through it at the time as best as I could but have learned over the years a few more tips for dealing with tantrums. It may seem like your child is doing this just to embarrass you, but what your child needs is a connection to you. They need to learn how to deal with their emotions and parents need to help them understand how to do so. Throwing tantrums can be frightening for the child but until they learn how to deal with their anger or frustration it may be the only way they know to reach out for help.
If the tantrum has begun in a public place:
Remain calm. Remember you are modeling for your child how to act in the situation.
Connect and Redirect.
Use Calm and Caring Responses. It is always important to wait until the child is calm enough that you can talk about what happened.
Reassure the Child She is Safe and Secure. All tantrums do come to an end.