OK, since my son could walk...well, by 1.5 for sure I will tell him at the store: Mommy only has 2 rules: 1) Stay w/ mommy at all times 2) Don't fall down on the floor and have fit.
I would make him tell me my rules before we ever left the house. If he through a fit...which was not more than once...he would get a swat when we got home, and he would have a time out. He'd rather have had the swat than the time out...so doing both was most effective. Like I said, one swat and I never had to do it again.
at 12:03 AM on Jul. 10, 2008