When at the store or restaurant and a child is screaming/crying, instead of thinking or saying "can't she/he shut that kid up" or "what is wrong with the child/ mother" why not ask the parent if there is anything you can do to help, or try talking to the child or making silly faces at him or her! It will take the child's mind off of whatever was upsetting them! Then you have helped yourself, the child, the child's parent, and everyone else in the establishment!!
5 days ago
I do find myself wanting to help in many of these situations . But usually the parents are in a bad stressed mood...just as I'm sure I've been before. So it feels uncomfortable as the parent...doesn't want a stranger intruding. I think in many ways it can feel intimidating to them Im not sure asking if there's something I can do is what they would want to hear. I would love some other ideas for future happenings though.