One mother of a toddler shared on Facebook a great shopping hack to avoid temper tantrums.
Going shopping is hard with toddlers and young children. They want everything they see! When Christmas time comes around it is even harder for children to settle down in the store because they see many advertisements showing all of the latest and coolest toys, plus the stores are stocked with more goodies for them to look through! One mother shared how shopping trips could be very miserable with her daughter but then she figured out an awesome "mom-hack" to help them go through the store without having any temper tantrums.
Kristina Watts went on Facebook and said that she would obviously love to have a well-mannered daughter who wasn't into toys and wasn't greedy at all. However, that is not the case and her daughter is one of the children who asks "for all the things." She said that whenever she went into stores with her three-year-old daughter Emerson, she "WANTS IT ALL." She said that she grew very tired of the constant meltdowns and the embarrassing temper tantrums. She was done with managing kids who "want the shiny amazing things that fill Target, the grocery store, Office Depot, the gas station, and pretty much everywhere you go this time of year."
She thought about a way to help with the problem and she came up with the most simple solution. While in the store the thing that saves their shopping trips is to just "take a picture." Watts said, "“Pause for a second, comment on the thing they’re pointing out, and say, ‘Let’s take a picture with it and send it to Santa so he knows you want it!’” Her daughter will smile very big and she will say "cheese" in front of the item that she wants and then walks away from the toy without causing any fuss. Watts said, "No tears. No tantrums... And she forgets about all of them within minutes."
This simple little shopping hack has become viral and parents are loving the simple idea! One user wrote, "This is so simple, it’s genius.” “It couldn’t come a moment sooner because I was about to lose my sanity in the stores," said another mum. Many other people said that the hack will also make Christmas shopping much easier because then they can look back at things that their kids liked and they even can share the ideas with loved ones.
Of course, you can't put anything on Social Media without being attacked, so there were several perfect parents who scolded her for not teaching her child right and not teaching her "self-control." One person even suggested she take a "parenting class." Okay mom-shamers, you can leave the Internet now! This hack is gold! Thank you for sharing with us.