Everytime I need to go to a store my 4 yr old starts throughing a fit. He hits me and screams at me because he doesn't want to be there. If I try to touch him he starts yelling ouchy like I'm hurting him even when I barely touch his arm. I get so embarrassed I just want to scream everybody stops and looks to see whats going on. Somebody Please Help!!Answer Question
Answer by dedicatedrider at 12:25 AM on Jan. 8, 2009
Answer by Bearsjen at 12:31 AM on Jan. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:51 AM on Jan. 8, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:12 AM on Jan. 8, 2009
When my kids act up in a store we leave .. they get nothing. I'm not sure how you would handle it when they start off with an attitude. Try explaining if we dont go to the store you won't have anything to eat. Then when he has no snacks say we can go to the store to get some but you have to behave. That might be an incentive.
Answer by babyfat5 at 7:07 AM on Jan. 8, 2009
Answer by LizMomTo4Girls at 7:43 AM on Jan. 8, 2009
Chapter 9, "How to Deal with Non-Compliance," from the book "Cures for Parental Wimp Syndrome: Top Ten List for Effective Parenting," Children have temper tantrums because they have learned that temper tantrums work.Â What is your child's favorite toy, TV show, or something he really likes?Â I would prepare him for the trip before leaving home by telling him that if he has a fit in the store, he willÂ lose that thing for a period of time or the day.Â Ask if he understands.Â If he says yes, proceed to the store.Â Before leaving the car, ask him to recount what you talked about to make sure he remembers.Â Give positive reinforcement by hugging him and telling he can do it because he's a big boy.Â
When inside, if he begins a tantrum, ignore him. Back home, remind him that he lost his privilege and stick to it.Â Do not negotiate.Â Mean what you say.
Answer by cylicious at 8:26 AM on Jan. 8, 2009
Answer by Niamom at 12:11 PM on Jan. 8, 2009