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Bright Idea or Not?
Thanks to one of our members who submitted this question to us this week :
“What do you do when you are in the supermarket with a trolley full of groceries and your toddler has a tantrum”
Well I guess the first thing to say is that you are not alone. I have been in this situation so many times I resorted on on-line shopping! We have all seen it though – first they start grabbing for things they shouldn’t, then extra things are flying into the trolley, your turn around and say stop and KAPLOW! They throw themselves on the floor and wont move, scream , stomp and shout and you you want to do is get out and quick.
I do like the just ignore it and keep walking approach. I don’t know what long term psycological problems this causes but it does usually gets them to their feet (although not always and there is nothing worse than having to do the walk back to get them when they havn’t got up but you are now worried they will be kidnapped if you leave them behind!). I also do resort to bribery or occasionally a small tanty of my own.
So tell us your bright idea for dealing with a supermarket tantrum.