Do you give in to child's demand?

@ellie26 (4128)
April 19, 2007 5:03am CST
This is every mum's nightmare. When a child wants a toy or anything from the shop and we wont buy for him/her, he/she will throw out tantrum and cry out loud right in front of every shoppers. How do you handle this situation? Are you going to give in or just let him/her cry?
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@izaman05 (33)
• Malaysia
19 Apr 07
Are you going to give in or just let him/her cry ?It's hard for a parent's to deal with it. Hard as it may be, ignoring tantrums is a good way dealing with them. A child is more likely to give up on trowing tantrums if it proves to be ineffective strategy, so don't use bribes or give in. Once the tantrum is over, make sure that your child knowns you still love him/her,but that you dislike the behaviour. practice this for the result.
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
19 Apr 07
My son is now 12. But when he was aged 2 to 7 he often wanted a toy every time we went to as shop that sold them. I used to see his delight in the toy and if I thought it was suitable I would buy it. I liked toys that would help his education or his imagination. When he was aged 2 to 4 I would say things like 'good boys get presents'. I regret this now. I am expecting my second child at the moment and thinking about how things will be different. I think giving presents like toys just at birthday and christmas time is best. I hope to take my second child to a toy libray every week. Then he/she can have some nice toys for a week or so. Then when he/she is bored with them they can have a few more nice toys. But I will not give in to demands to buy toys. I will write the request down so I can see if he/she still wants the toy for his/her birthday or christmas.
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