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What do you do when you're child goes 'in one'!

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MrsS01 Sun 21-Aug-11 11:55:33

Ds (8) is generally fine, however if he's tired/hungry and not getting his own way, he tends to go mardy and in one! Doesn't have a tantrum just general teenage back chat and mardy! Shouting just ignites the situation - though occasionally I think its necessary to voice its unacceptable behaviour. I generally ignore it.

Anyone else got any good methods?

CocktailQueen Mon 22-Aug-11 09:58:21

Prevention! Snacks and drinks to ward off grumpiness before it arises. Cuddles. Quiet time by himself.

eicosapentaenoic Mon 22-Aug-11 10:18:18

Letting him embarrass himself in eyes of older aspirational kids has been a great solution. I mention it afterwards with humour, no escape - you had a right strop on about dragging out to buy shoes but in the end you really liked.. blah blah, also people think you're a right plonker when you do that.

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