This morning when I was shopping a little girl was having a major meltdown right under the rail that I wanted to check (searching for a specific size in a garment). Aware that her mother was having difficulty persuading her to come out and also had another child with her I asked if it would make the situation more difficult if I looked at the clothes. Her mum actually said she thought it might help in making her come out and it did . However, had she said that it could make the situation worse then I would have pottered elsewhere for a few moments. We've all had children meltdown in public at one time and strangers should either not get involved or respect the parents request.
Oh how annoying! My DS has mega tantrums, he is 4. I was very impressed last time he had one in the middle of the street and I was ignoring him, as at least 3 people came over and told me well done for ignoring him and ignored him too There was one old man though, he musy have been 80 yo, he just said ever so gently 'come on now son, you dont want to be laying on the floor, come with me now' and held out his hand. DS just meekly stood up, held his hand and walked over to me with the man, who passed him to me with a grin. Could do with him on hand all the time
YANBU!! i hate it when this happens!! my DD is the queen of public tantrums!! she seems to pick just the right moment and then totally freaks out!! she loves the attention it gets her from others!! i try to ignore it butit really doesnt help when half the british public wants to talk to the screaming monster.
DD usually crys and tells the stranger that 'mummy did...x/y/z' and mummy gets disapproving looks from said public member bloody meddling old ladies (usually) xx ei xx