Photo Credit: Thinkstock/GettyHere are three common tantrum-inducing situations and experts' step-by-step advice on how to cope.
TANTRUM TALE #1
"When my son, Corben, was 18 months old, he started screaming that he wanted to get out of the shopping cart. When I said no, he grabbed a loaf of bread from the cart and started shoving it in his mouth like he hadn't eaten in weeks! Then he grabbed some bananas and started shoving them in his mouth. Several women frowned at me as though I never fed my child. I was mortified." -Courtney L., Park Hills, MO
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The Tantrum Triggers:
- Overstimulation from the bright colors and the overwhelming amount of things to look at and touch
- Seeing things he wants but knows he can't have
Lay down the law. Before you go to the store, let your child know what's expected of him. For instance, say, "We're buying food for Dad's birthday dinner, not candy."
Throw in some fun. Keep your child from getting Read More »from How to Stop a Tantrum Before It Starts