Does anyone have any ideas on how to get a three year old to leave the playground/store/school without a tantrum or running in the opposite direction? I've tried giving her countdown warnings, such as "10 minutes until we leave," "5 minutes until we leave," etc. I've tried telling her I'm leaving without her, which makes me feel awful and her bawl, but she still will run in the opposite direction. Bribbing feels like cheating, and I don't want to set her up to expect a snack or treat in order to leave anywhere or behave well. So I need a new strategy, and am open to any ideas you lovely ladies may have. Thanks!