You Embarrass Yourself…
When our now 17 year old daughter was around 4-5 years old, she would throw terrible temper tantrums to get what she wanted on occasion. After reading up on the subject we learned to try and gently, quietly, coax her out of the fit…or ignore her until she would stop. Wal-mart was Perfect for this practice. We fit right in! Even when she would pull out all the stops and lay on her back looking frightened and scream “PLEASE dont hit me Mommy.”
We honestly have no idea where the little genius picked this gem up, but trust me when I tell you we never shopped anywhere but Wal-mart with her along until she was too old to pull the trick without cracking a smile.
To this day at 17 she’ll do it for fun walking past a mommy aged stranger in there. Makes her feel more in her element when she’s there.