When you go out, do you have things for your son to do? I always make sure my son participates wherever we go, especially if it's shopping (he helps me pick out our fruits and vegetables, we explore the stores we're in, he asks and I answer his questions about what he sees). Also, when you go out, do set out the ground rules and consequences before you leave. Are you consistent with maintaining the rules and consequences, even if it means stopping what you're doing and going back home? Do you allow him to play (within reason) when out and about? Also, you might consider giving him a lot of physical play time before going out with him to help him get his energy out.
at 10:36 PM on Jan. 14, 2009