Okay I'm looking for some advice. My third daughter turns 4 next month and in the past few months she has begun to throw temper tantrums and is having meltdowns all the time!
I'm trying to be consistent with what is expected of her and in the treatment of her tantrum. But really right now I just want her to stop crying! :) She cries more than my 4 month old!
I think I was telling myself it was a phase she would grow out of, or maybe I was being too hard on her, but after taking her to Walmart today and her having 3 separate tantrums in the space of 25 minutes (and it wasn't because I wouldn't buy her a toy or anything normal like that!) I realize we have a problem.
So how do you deal with meltdowns in public places? I felt so bad for my older two daughters who were so embarrassed by the public display!
So please if anyone has any words of advice I'd love to hear them! And if you don't have advice, just let me know I'm not alone in my frustration and embarrassment! :)
PS-I have no idea what brings them on. If her flip flop falls off while she's walking it's a meltdown, if someone tries to hold her hand while crossing the street she cries. If someone forgets to hold her hand while crossing the street she cries! Really it's a crap shoot as to what will set her off!