‘How to react to OPC (other people’s children) when they throw public tantrums’

I was contacted by an old friend following my blog regarding managing children’s behavior in public. He asked me about how others should react to others peoples children when they are throwing a tantrum. Admittedly, I laughed at first but that was rather intrigued. I decided that this would be a good topic for a brief blog addressing this very issue.  At first, I thought how would I address this issue. I know I am guilty even as the parent of looking at other parents and thinking “wow! They’re having a very difficult time with the child.” I’ve even thought about stepping in and offering help, however; I do not think the help would  be well received. After careful consideration and consulting with my colleagues. We did some research and found the best solution to offer parents of tantruming children is to suggest the following: