screaming!

Cortnie - posted on 01/31/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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what do you do when your two year old screams bloody murder in public ? because he's mad and wants everything in the grocery buggy.

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Cortnie - posted on 02/09/2010

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thnax everyone for your comments They all sound great I will try everyone of them HAHA!!! hope it works!!

Megan - posted on 02/08/2010

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you put your cart somewhere and if you have parishable items such as ice cream tell a clerk pick him up and leave!!!! he will get the point the more times you just leave everything there!

Donna - posted on 02/07/2010

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My son does the same thing, I also try to distract him by helping and letting him hold things for me and help me, but when he gets really bad such as throwing anything I give him and just screaming, I know it is hard, but I tell him to stop it and if he doesnt calm down i will not talk to him, and I ignore him, after a bit he gives up and likes to help again. I wish you luck with you little one.

Marilyn - posted on 02/04/2010

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I have this same problem! Im going to try the helping out thing! Cause it stresses me out when he screams like that in public! I always just end up leaving! I hate disturbing people!

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Hey I have one just like that! It's embarassing has heck isn't it? Little rascals never do that till the store is quiet. Anyway I feel your pain but It does help them to think that they are helping. As I go up and down the isles I point out things to her, like that's a red box , do you see an apple, etc. not only is she learning but it keeps her from screaming and she thinks that she is a big girl when she puts things in the buggy! Good luck and if all else fails there is probably duct tape on isle 9 ! just kidding :)

Sara - posted on 02/02/2010

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You can try to bring along a toy or a small snack. My daughter would scream b/c she wanted to play with the groceries but then I started to bring her favorite toy with us to shop for groceries or anything else for that matter and now she's entertained while im busy shopping. Good Luck.

Melanie - posted on 02/02/2010

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I let the kids help put things in the cart too. I've heard that if you talk in a whisper that the screamer will calm down because they want to hear what you are saying, it has never worked for me, but you never know. Sometimes I just have to power through and ignore the looks I'm getting from people.

Mary - posted on 02/02/2010

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start screaming along with him! only joking.try making him feel he is helping you by getting him to help u put the groceries in the basket and praise him when he does.I can't think of anything else.good luck

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