Mia is 14 and a half months old now and has started throwing temper tantrums when she doesn't get her way. She screams and cries and throws herself backwards. It is so embarrassing when she does it in public.
Josh coaches basketball and I've taken her to a couple of games, but she doesn't like to sit still that long. She wants to get up and walk around, but she also doesn't want to be away from Grandma and Grandpa. So we let her stand up and pass her between the three of us and even let her walk along the bleachers between us, but there's not much more for her to do. Eventually she'll throw a fit, because she doesn't want to be confined. Of course when she starts flailing and screaming with tears and everything everyone starts turning and looking at me like I'm a bad mom. It really sucks, but I don't want to give in because then she'll think if she throws these tantrums she'll get what she wants.
She recently threw one of these fits for the babysitter and she called me and told me about it. She added that she did not give her what she wanted either. Which made me very happy.
How do you handle toddler temper tantrums? Do you handle them differently when you're in public?