“You never know the problems a child has that causes them to misbehave.”
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Kids sometimes throw tantrums. It’s what they do. They’re still learning to process their emotions and all the information they’re taking in, which can be overwhelming, especially if they don’t yet have the tools to articulate what they need. Sometimes, they lash out and make their negative feelings known in public places. We’ve all seen a meltdown or four in the grocery store before. And, while it can easy to judge the tantrum-throwing child’s parents, this mom makes an excellent point why you should think twice before doing so.
Taylor Myers, a single mom-of-two, was at a Walmart last week with her infant son and 4-year-old daughter Sophie, who has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD, for those unfamiliar, is a very common chronic brain disorder which causes attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. The condition may cause affected kids to have more meltdowns than most — and that’s exactly what Myers was in for during her recent visit to Walmart.