Are you embarassed by your child’s meltdowns or all-out temper tantrums in public? Do you ignore rude behavior or give in to those ugly tantrums, because you know that enforcing the rules will escillate the situation? You are not alone. Many parents feel it is easier to quiet their child in that difficult moment by giving him whatever he wants. Unfortunately, giving in to your child teaches him that he can have whatever he wants when he puts on a big public display. Children learn through repetition and patterning, so each time you give in, you reinforce his tantrums. Children gain power when they learn that their parent won’t discipline or follow through in public. Very young children learn how to read parental responses and take control at an early age. Don’t feel defeated, and don’t feel pressured to give in. Learn simple techniques to improve any behavior in the heat of the moment. ”Remove to remediate”, and eliminate your child’s audience. Be confident and consistent as you parent through difficult times. Watch the video Temper tantrums-TV Interview for a few quick tips at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgJJCT5wL8s&feature=plcp.