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Worked like a charm with my 4yr old last night. Waiting on using it with my 6yr old.
reply to post by Aleister
Do you happen to have any info directly for the study you based this off of? I am interested in reading it.
The one and only time (no, seriously) that my daughter threw a temper tantrum she was 3 years old and we were in the grocery store.
How did I handle it ?
I completely ignored her behaviour like as if she wasn't even there. Not a single word came out of my mouth, and I didn't even look down at her. I simply continued to push the cart down the aisle and over into the next aisle leaving her there kicking and screaming on the floor. I stood in the next aisle pretending to look at the groceries (while obviously listening with a sharp ear to make sure she was okay)... and a minute or two later, the screaming stopped once she realized I was no longer there.
A few seconds later she came toddling over to me (I was watching out of the corner of my eye while pretending to look up at the groceries) and tugged on my sweater looking up at me with tears streaming down her face and said, "Mommy, I'm sorry. I won't ever do that again."
I bent down and gave her a big hug and kiss and said, "I'm so proud of you sweety for seeing how silly your behaviour was and being such a big girl about it."
She never threw another one again.
I consider myself one of the lucky parents to have birthed such a smart kiddo.
She's now a 22 year old young woman and continues to make me more proud every single day as I watch the beautiful human being she's growing to become.