I took my 2.5 y/o on a walk to the drug store. We approached the local dollar store and she wanted to go inside. I said that we could go there AFTER we got back from the drug store. She had a major fit about it! Tears rolling down her cute little face, pulling me towards the door, etc. I stood my ground. I finally said, "If you don't stop crying we will go back home. What is your choice? The drug store or home?" I said it a bunch of times, but it didn't seem to sink in. Finally I started walking towards the drug store, with my daughter STILL crying and trying to drag me back to the dollar store!! She eventually stopped crying, but her tantrum just ruined the entire walk.
Did I handle it correctly? I kept my cool-I didn't yell, threaten physical discipline (I don't spank), nor did I give in.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:05 PM on Jan. 17, 2011 in General Parenting
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