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Do like my mom did...
Take the kid out to the car and spank his/her butt.
How's that for child in control?
If you want, you pay...
But, if you need, you pay more!
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Leaving isn't always letting the child control the situation. It completely depends on the premise you brought the child into the store under. If leaving seems like a punishment to them, it may be the right thing to do. If you're leaving out of some sort of embarrassment, you're probably doing it wrong.
I think we all know that most things aren't black and white. People are different, situations are different, etc. Seems like everyone has their opinion about the "right" way to handle any situation. Even when most of those opinionated folks have never been even remotely close to the situation they "know" so much about.
Thanks for the input, and I'll handle things the way I feel best to handle them for me and mine.
Also, people are awesome!
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A modification to my vote...
Drop what I'm doing, leave immediately, take him to the car and let him know how utterly and totally ashamed I am of him acting out in public that way. Then we go home. No toys for the bad boy!
I live the way I type, FAST, with a lot of mistakes.
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jakeiscrazy wrote:Get the kid in line! How is that not a choice?
Leaving, is letting you child control the situation.
"Calming him down", sounds like more non parenting.
And you do nothing types, the world hates you we do. Its annoying and just wait until you child starts throwing things to get your attention. Now you have a real mess.
How about, tell your child to shape up of face consequences and continue to escalate the punishment until the child stops. They aren't stupid and at some point they know its not worth it.
We raised 2 good boys. Punishing them when they were acting up. Lots of positive when they straightened up. Were they perfect, no! They were human with problems, hardships, and victories.
Listening to the voices is calming. Except for Fernado, he pushes my buttons.