The other day while waiting in line at the store, a preschool-aged child in the other line started having a temper tantrum... he wanted a treat and his mother had said no. After a couple minutes she let him select a treat and the tantrum stopped.

In my mind I thought, "Eeeek - what kind of message is that sending him? Now he thinks every time he has a tantrum he'll get what he wants." The twenty-something couple in front of me vocalized my thoughts. Hearing it out loud filled me with guilt....

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