7 People Show Everybody How To Treat A Child Having Meltdown In Public

You don't have to be a parent to realize that it can sometimes be difficult to raise children. All you really need to do is to be out in public every once in a while and you will see the difficulties that those parents face. Children are a responsibility and there is a lot of joy that goes along wit
You don’t have to be a parent to realize that it can sometimes be difcult to raise children. All you really need to do is to be out in public every once in a while and you will see the difculties that those parents face. Children are a responsibility and there is a lot of joy that goes along with raising them. The frustrations that we often
experience, however, can eclipse that joy, particularly when we face them in public. When a toddler throws a public t and has a meltdown, the parents are often left standing there and not knowing what to do.

One mother took her small child to an airport and everything was going ne, until the child decided that it was no longer okay to be there. The child was absolutely out of control and the meltdown was of epic proportions. Now she had to deal with this child but she was also pregnant and was traveling on top of it. We can only imagine how this would’ve felt to the mother, but fortunately someone was watching. Beth Dunnington and a group of total strangers decided to step in and do something about it.
7 People Show Everybody How To Treat A Child Having Meltdown In Public
Dunnington is from Hawaii and she also has children. She was ying from Los Angeles to Portland and they were in the same boarding area when the pregnant mother was dealing with a public meltdown. Dunnington said: “A toddler who looked to be eighteen or so months old was having a total meltdown, running between the seats, kicking and screaming, then lying on the ground, [and] refusing to board the plane.”

In her estimation, the mother was ‘clearly pregnant’ and overwhelmed with the situation. “She couldn’t pick him up because he was so upset, he kept running away from her, then lying down on the ground, kicking and screaming again,” she wrote. “The mother nally sat down on the oor and put her head in her hands, with her kid next to her still having a meltdown, and started crying.”

Things turn from bad to worse and by this point, both the mother and the child were crying on the terminal oor. “… (I’m crying just writing this) … the women in the terminal, there must have been six or seven of us, not women who knew each other, approached and surrounded her and the little boy and we knelt down and formed a circle around them,” she wrote.
7 People Show Everybody How To Treat A Child Having Meltdown In Public

There was no doubt that the mother needed help and the strangers nearby recognized it. They managed to come together to help in an incredible way. Dunnington started by singing the itsy-bitsy spider and another woman peeled an orange for the little boy. A toy was pulled out of a bag by another stranger and then a woman gave the mother a bottle of water and helped get the sippy cup in order.

“It was so gorgeous, there was no discussion and no one knew anyone else, but we were able to calm them both down, and she got her child on the plane,” she wrote. “Only women approached.”

In the end, the mother and child were able to board this ight successfully. The strangers went back to their seat and didn’t say a word. Dunnington said: “We were strangers, gathering to solve something. It occurred to me that a circle of women, with a mission, can save the world. I will never forget that moment.”