If you have a young child, you’ve experienced the nightmare of a public temper tantrum. What do you do? Ignore it? Reason with the child? Spank him?
“There is no foolproof method that works for everyone every single time,” writes Diane Gottsman on Parenthood.com. But she offers seven valuable tips. Among them: Don’t make empty threats to the child, apologize to bystanders, and scoop up the child and leave if you’re in a setting like a church or movie theater.