Going shopping with a young child is always an unpredictable outing. Once a kid has had enough, they tend to not just let the parent know, but the entire store.
It’s natural to see a frazzled parent get red in the face when their kid is going off like a car alarm in a store. However, Jane The Virgin star Justin Baldoni has an alternative approach when it comes to dealing with his daughter’s impromptu tantrums.
Baldoni took to Facebook to make a late Father’s Day post with a photo that displays an important parenting lesson he learned from his own dad.
A day after Father’s Day, actor Justin Baldoni uploaded a picture his wife Emily took while grocery shopping at Whole Foods. The picture shows Baldoni with his father as they look down nonchalantly at his daughter, who is throwing a classic tantrum.
Most parents would be quick to pick up their child and do everything they can to placate them to avoid judgmental stares and comments from other parents. However, Baldoni learned from how his father raised him that it’s good to be comfortable in the uncomfortable.
“It’s now one of my favorite photos of me and my dad,” Baldoni wrote on Facebook. “Two men, standing together in silence, forever bonded by an unconditional love for both each other and this brand new, raw and pure soul who we would both go to the ends of the earth for.”
Baldoni recalls acting just how his daughter was when he was that age and how he dealt with it is something that has stuck with him ever since.
“My dad taught me so much about what it means to be a man, but this post is about one thing and one thing only,” Baldoni wrote. “Being comfortable in the uncomfortable. Something I grew up watching him do with me over and over again.”
“There are no perfect parents, but one thing my dad taught me is to not parent based on what anyone else thinks. My dad always lets me feel what I needed to feel, even if it was in public and embarrassing.”