I took my dd to the pharmacy to pick up my meds and a couple of other things. As usual, I reminded her that if she ran away from mom or touched items on the shelves, she would have to sit in the cart instead of walking like she usually does. She did ok...for about 5 minutes. Then she started messing with things, running away from me, etc. I did what I promised-I marched her little behind to the front of the store and put her in a shopping cart. She starts freaking out, screaming, refusing to sit. I got fed up and said (with a clenched jaw) "STOP IT!!!!!!" I made her sit in the cart. Of course there are a bunch of people in the store who witnessed me losing my cool...I felt like a bad mother. I was in a bad mood for the rest of the afternoon. I barely spoke to her, and when my SO came to visit, I told him to tend to her so I could have some cool-off time.
Why can't she behave like other kids do? Why does she have to act this way? I try to teach her how to behave, but it seems like she just doesn't get it. I don't spank, but I do use time out, logical consequences, "that" look, etc. She behaves sometimes, sometimes not.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:03 PM on May. 5, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by CallMeAngie at 7:21 PM on May. 5, 2011
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Answer by virginiamama71 at 7:06 PM on May. 5, 2011
That's why I always kept my Son in a stroller if I didn't have a shopping cart at a store. Easier to make quick exits in case of a fit & no rummaging through shelves or disappearing.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 7:09 PM on May. 5, 2011
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