Tell me I'm not the only mother on the planet whose 3-year-old pitches raging temper tantrums in the middle of museums and fast-food restaurants. Including hitting, scratching, yanking on jewelry, and screaming at the TOP of her lungs. For as long as it takes to get out and away from wherever we are.
I'm at my wits' end with HC this week. This morning's debacle (in the midst of a very crowded Chick-fil-A, complete with a neighbor and her kids AND a woman I'm in a professional organization with) was the latest in a string of horrible days that seem to start from nowhere. I don't know what to do anymore about her behavior. Time out, warnings, consequences (i.e., losing what little TV time she has, no books at bedtime, etc.)--nothing seems to make a bit of difference right now. And of course she's an angel with DH, MIL, and anyone else. Only does this to me. At this rate we're never going to leave the house and she won't have any books or toys left, and we'll BOTH be completely insane from having no contact with the outside world because clearly she cannot handle being in public.
Dear God, please find me a JOB.