Kids appear to have an inborn gift at choosing the worst times to have tantrums. Their meltdowns can happen in a movie theater, grocery store, airplane, or any other highly-trafficked public space as they can sense the best places to cry out loud to get the most attention. Most parents are embarrassed, but they really shouldn't feel ashamed. Kids have to let out steam and there's nothing we can do to stop that.
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"Jane the Virgin" actor Justin Baldoni has taken the internet by storm when he shared a photo of his daughter convoyed by a wise caption. His wife, Emily, was the one who captured this relatable picture during a family outing to Whole Foods. In the said photo, you can see a very calm Baldoni grinning at his daughter who is curled on the floor while having a loud temper tantrum.
Baldoni isn't ashamed and is evidently knowledgeable on how to find the humor in this condition that can make a lot of people feel awkward.
"My dad always let me feel what I needed to feel even if it was in public and embarrassing," Baldoni recalls. "Our children are learning and processing so much information and they don't know what to do with all of these new feelings that come up. I try to remember to make sure my daughter knows it's OK that she feels deeply," he further added. He continued urging the parents not to feel ashamed when their kids’ meltdown in public and that we must shift that patience and compassion onto ourselves occasionally, too.
"If we got out everything we were feeling and allowed ourselves to throw tantrums and cry when we felt the need to then maybe we'd could also let ourselves feel more joy and happiness. And that is something this world could definitely use a little more of."
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Being a kid is a lot more frightening and puzzling than we seem to recall. Crying is just a usual muddling through mechanism for all the new stimuli children are trying to make sense of and being a good parent basically means that you must allow your children work through their difficulties and grow. Encouraging them to conceal these emotions can lead to lifetime emotional traumas that they can't resolve on their own. Go on and don't be scared to take your children out into the world. You may have some gazes, but you'll be helping your kid tp be an emotionally healthy and independent individual
Watch the video below and see some adorable moments below!
What do you do when your kid is throwing a tantrum? Please share it with us in the comment section below. Also, make sure that all of your friends who are already parents see this post so they don't feel ashamed about their children’s meltdown anymore!
Based on materials from APost
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