Answer by louise2 at 1:14 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by zetta816 at 1:18 PM on May. 22, 2010
Good suggestion! Tantrums don't work if you don't give in to them. Kids will stop having them.
Minimize shopping. Don't take him with you. Don't go anywhere near anything he would want. At the grocery store give him a certain amount he can spend with veto power. I would let each of my kids get like $3 worth of food for them and it couldn't be candy or bad for you things. They would keep busy looking for things they wanted and looking at how much they cost. Sometimes they would put their money together to get something bigger like a ham.
Answer by Gailll at 1:21 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:21 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:38 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 PM on May. 22, 2010
I lay out the rules before I take my girls shopping with me. I tell them that I have a list of what we need, and that we are not buying anything that we don't need. If they see something that they want, we make note of it and think about how they will earn it--either by getting rid of something that they no longer play with, or by helping around the house a little more. Unfortunately, you've already set a precedence with your son, so it will take some time for him to get used to the idea, and you'll probably have to deal with a few tantrums. Just be sure not to give in to them. Remember--you're not the only parent to have a child throw a tantrum in a public place. We all get through it. :-)
Answer by jsbenkert at 2:53 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by karamille at 3:13 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by Bethsunshine at 4:02 PM on May. 22, 2010