Bailee is a sweet and loving child and usually very well behaved, but boy oh boy can she throw a mean temper tantrum. It's like she becomes a completely different child. Usually these tantrums happen because she's sleepy but the other day I ran into Rite Aid to pick up a few things and she started screaming for candy. Now usually I just tell her no and that's the end of it but something about that day and that time, she just wasn't having it. I guess she really wanted some candy because she got down on the floor and kicked and screamed and flailed and cried something terrible. It was one of those moments when you say "I am THAT mom, with THAT kid". She was rolling around on the floor and bumping into shelves. I was worried that she was going to hurt herself but I was not going to give her candy just because she cried for it. I don’t want her to think that this type of behavior is ok and will result in her getting her way. I tried the whole "mommy's going leave you if you are going act like that" but she called my bluff. I tried just letting her cry thinking she would just move on…nope. Finally I just picked her up paid for my things and left the store.
She cried all the way home and once we got there I sent her straight to bed for a nap. I explained to her that the way she acted is not ok and while I love her I’m not going to tolerate it. When she woke up she was over the whole candy incident. Obviously it would be great if kids came with an instruction guide but since that is not the case what do you guys do? How do you handle the Tantrums?