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Do you ever let toddler get there way on ocassion just because youd rather not deal with tantrum at that point in time

i know im not the only one who does this sometimes


Asked by JrsMommy07 at 10:34 PM on Dec. 12, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • yes, especially when we're at the store. I'll let him put that box of cereal or bag of cookies in his little cart, but when he gets distracted I take it out. I still don't buy it, but I avoid the fight and tantrum.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 10:55 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • When my boys where of toddler age I always would "Pick and choose" my battles. :O)

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 10:37 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • Yup that's my theory -ds is a teen now but has always been choose your battles somethings are just not worth the fight.

    Answer by goaliemom93 at 10:52 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • yup!

    Answer by drowninginboys at 10:54 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • whatever happended to those lil carts.. they donty have em around here anymore... darn it i just hijacked my own ? lol

    Answer by JrsMommy07 at 11:14 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • I pick my battles carefully, there are just some things that are not worth arguing with a toddler over.

    Answer by jms124 at 11:16 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • I agree... pick and choose. Especially in public!

    Answer by mom2XandZ at 1:37 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • I give him lots of choices throughout the day, so he "gets his own way" with my blessing lots of times. But if he tried to throw a fit to get something I have decided for good reasons is not acceptible, no way will I cave in. I If your child knows you give in, his tantrums won't let up because he knows he can break you. My son is almost 3 and I have never caved once. his tantrums are rarely longer than a minute. After a minute, I ask him, "Why are you crying?" and he doesn't even know. then I distract him with something else.

    Answer by genkimom at 3:17 AM on Dec. 13, 2008