What do you do when your child acts up in a store??

Katie - posted on 07/31/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have 4 children 7 and under. It never fails that their is always one that acts up in the store. I typically try and ignore it and keep going. I hate feeling like that mom with the screaming kids. I was wondering how others deal with it?

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Jessica - posted on 07/31/2009

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I have 4 children 7 and under as well and they know better. I talk to them before we go in and tell them what I expect then when we are in the store if they act up I correct them, right where I am. I have never and will never leave somewhere because my child decides he doesn't want to be there anymore, I am the mother and will not be forced out by my children.

Stefanie - posted on 07/31/2009

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I leave the cart and walk them all outside for a correction. If I have to make a trip to the car the one who caused it doesn't get dessert that night.

Ashley - posted on 07/31/2009

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i'd leave the store the min they start acting up. my child will not embarass me in public. if we have to go sit in the car for an hr we will. he will know that he cant get something everytime we go into a store and i will expect him to behave

Taylor - posted on 07/31/2009

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My son is too young to be in trouble for making a scene in the store, hes only 9 months old. But when he gets bigger and should know better , if he does act out i would just let him throw his fit. It doesnt matter if other people are staring or commenting. My son needs to know that i'm boss and hes not going to always get his way. and if he gets to bad I would just leave the store and sit in the car with him and tell him that were not going back until he can learn to behave and be around other people. I have a newphew that doesnt like to behave in public and thats what i do with him.

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