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Old 01-30-05, 08:19 AM   #1
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Old 01-30-05, 08:41 AM   #2
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That is funny. LOL.

Yes, I have been there also. My sweet daughter, at the age of 3 or so went through the same stage. The second time she threw a fit, I left her in the middle of the aisle and proceeded on my shopping trip. I went around the end of the aisle and stopped. Then I peeked back at her. There she was, in the middle of the aisle throwing a temper trantrum with no audience. I will always remember the look on her face when she realized I was not there reacting to her mood. An incredulous look, then panic, and then she stood up and started looking for me. I let her twist in the wind a minute or two and then went back for her. I told her that if she ever pulled that again, I would do the same thing, just leave her there. It worked.
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Old 01-30-05, 12:45 PM   #3
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That is funny. LOL.

Yes, I have been there also. My sweet daughter, at the age of 3 or so went through the same stage. The second time she threw a fit, I left her in the middle of the aisle and proceeded on my shopping trip. I went around the end of the aisle and stopped. Then I peeked back at her. There she was, in the middle of the aisle throwing a temper trantrum with no audience. I will always remember the look on her face when she realized I was not there reacting to her mood. An incredulous look, then panic, and then she stood up and started looking for me. I let her twist in the wind a minute or two and then went back for her. I told her that if she ever pulled that again, I would do the same thing, just leave her there. It worked.
That's one thing I've learned in working with children, they're looking for your reaction. If you don't react they lose all thier power. I love working with children because when they stop being fun, I get to give them back.
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Old 01-30-05, 02:20 PM   #4
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OMG, I always tell my friends that the store is the best birth control ever!!!
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Old 01-30-05, 03:43 PM   #5
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lol, no I have never thought that or been there since I don't have kids.(I'm 15, I better not have any kids....)

anyway my sister does that every once in awhile.

"Daddy i want candy."

"No"

"waah waah waah"

"bye, I'm going home now. You can come with me or sit here and cry for candy."

"waaaait daddy! wait for me!"
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Ahhhh daily reminders as to why I wouldn't be able to have kids.
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All kids go through that to some degree, even the best of them. Parents who know what they are doing aren't fazed at all, the ones that don't, freak out.

It's the people who don't have kids that truly can't understand and have the hardest time with it. Thinking along the lines of "how can they let their kids do that?".

Funny spot though - I'm sending it to many friends.

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Don't have kids unless you can handle them. My boy has done the same thing. A few times I put said item in the cart, only to ditch it before check out. Ignoring the tantrum works well enough. Scary part is, my boy is 6, but I've got another boy on the way.
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