I used to watch parents of 'Big-Mart floor-thrashing' toddler tantrums and wonder why the parent couldn't get their act together. "Leave or make it stop," I thought; in my "I'll be such a better parent when I get the chance" fantasy scenario. The me I have become after 7 years of parenting now cringes at the overwhelming misunderstanding that causes and perpetuates such public outbursts.
Some may think toddlers enjoy causing their parents to break a sweat in restaurants and big box stores; or that the parents aren't adequately disciplining their children. In my experience, however, there are two child-driven underlying causes, none of which include a child's intention for sabotage or public humiliation, or the lack of sufficiently stern discipline...
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Hi, I'm Sarah!
I'm an almost architect, wife & mother. I love to love people, food and impossible renovation projects.
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