30 Seconds for Hope: When your child throws a fit in public, you can easily imagine the whole world is blaming you. Isn’t that right? You wonder if the people around you are irritated, just wishing you would get that child under control. Well, take heart! Most of us watching that tantrum realize it takes time for kids to mature. Kids will be kids—no matter where they are. So whenever you’re dealing with a meltdown in public, remember that many of us are empathizing with you rather than faulting you, and we’re applauding your patient endurance through the tantrum. We’re not mad at you. Really!